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...

The New Orleans Mint and Its Southern Coinage

By Mike Garofalo for PCGS ......   The first United States Mint was built in Philadelphia, which was serving as our nation’s capital city during the...

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...

Three Iconic Coin Dealers Inducted Into PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall...

Professional Coin Grading Service Names Bruce Amspacher, Greg Roberts, and Catherine Bullowa-Moore to Hall   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has named three longtime coin dealers...

1943 Steel Penny and Copper Pennies: History, Values and a Rare...

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The year 1943 found the United States getting more deeply involved in World War II with overseas deployments. At home,...

ANA Members Recognized at Virtual Awards Ceremonies

Numismatics is the study and collection of coins, paper money, tokens, and medals, but at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) it is the people...

Q. David Bowers: The Last of the Encased Postage Stamp Issuers

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   Lord & Taylor, the famous fashion retailer, is no longer with us, or at least not...

How and Why Gold Became the Most Important Metal for Coins

By Ursula Kampmann for Künker GmbH ......   For centuries, silver was the preferred metal across the world when it came to coins and savings. In...

Historic Origins and Values of the Wheat Penny: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The Lincoln cent has been issued continuously since 1909, longer than any other coin currently produced by the United States....

New York International Numismatic Convention Announces New Speakers

The 49th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) has announced the addition of two educational programs to its slate of club meetings and...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – New Martha Washington Die Design...

New Martha Washington Die Design (2011-2013) U.S. Quarter Test Strike Judd #2225 - Mint Cancelled NGC Brilliant Uncirculated Unique in Private Hands   By Mike Byers for Mint Error...

Whitman Coin Folders as Collectible Items

By David W. Lange ..... As a collector of vintage coin boards, folders and albums for nearly 40 years, my dream has been to publish...

The Engraved Pattern “Mature Head” Cent Design Model

A Window Into the Mind of Christian Gobrecht   By Rexford Goldbaum .....   Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in Penny Wise, the official publication of Early...

Bullion Shark: A Brief Overview of the United States Mint’s History

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The United States Mint has served the American people for 228 years. It produces circulating coins, bullion coins, numismatic coins,...

Running Antelope and the 1899 $5 Silver Certificate

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   (Editor's note: The following article contains words and images that some collectors may find offensive. They are presented here...

The Great U.S. Mint Silver Coin Swindle

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek.com .....   Most U.S. coin collectors know that the United States Mint continued to pump 1964-dated 90% silver dimes, quarters and...

Confronting Sheldon

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek .....   Dr. William Herbert Sheldon, born on November 19, 1898, and dying on September 17, 1977, was venerated for...

Newman Numismatic Portal Remains Active During COVID-19 Epidemic

By Len Augsburger - Newman Numismatic Portal ......   Like most of the country, the Newman Numismatic Portal has transitioned to “all remote” status, with Newman...

CoinWeek Podcast #131: Harvey Stack Reflects on Stack’s at 57th Street

  CoinWeek Podcast #131: Harvey Stack Reflects on Stack's at 57th Street Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or...

Ancient Coins: Lydian Gold Considered First Coins in the World

Lydian coinage is considered to be among the very first coins ever produced and used. By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... The Colosseo...

Frank Gasparro and His Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   There are few numismatic artists of the mid-20th century as prolific as Frank Gasparro, a man whose coin designs...

Coin Profiles: United States 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar

Description The United States silver dollar denomination was authorized by the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, but not produced until the fall of 1794....

Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The History...

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The year of 1984 showed continued regrowth in the public's interest in Numismatics. Serious collectors returned...

United States Mint Celebrates Carson City Mint Sesquicentennial

United States Mint Director David J. Ryder today joined officials of the state of Nevada and representatives of the Nevada State Museum to celebrate...

CoinWeek Podcast #126: Collecting Medals in America

 CoinWeek Podcast #126: Collecting Medals in America Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...

United States Mint to Participate in Carson City Mint 150th Anniversary...

Carson City Mint WHAT: Representatives from the United States Mint, the Nevada State Museum, and the State of Nevada will participate in a celebration to mark...

Standing Tall Against Controversy and Scandal – The Standing Liberty Quarter

By Mike Garofalo for PCGS ......   One of my favorite 20th-century coin designs has always been the Standing Liberty quarter. It replaced the staid and...

Nevada State Museum Celebrates Sesquicentennial of Carson City Mint

In February of 1870, the sparkling new steam-powered coin press inside the United States Mint in Carson City struck its first coin, a Seated...