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...

Great American Coin Collectors and Their Coins: Thomas Cleneay

By Ron Guth for PCGS ......   Thomas Cleneay was among the first and most ambitious coin collectors in America. He started collecting in the 1840s...

Franklin Mint, QVC Founder Joseph M. Segel: In Memoriam

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   On Saturday, December 21, Joseph Segel--"serial entrepreneur" and founder of both the Franklin Mint and QVC--died in hospice of congestive...

Stack’s Bowers to Display Cardinal Collection Tribute to Libertas Americana Medal

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that it will display an incredible tribute to the Libertas Americana medal, assembled by the Cardinal Collection...

The 1960 Small Date Cent: The Coin That Kicked off a...

By David W. Lange for CoinWeek .....   There are a handful of events that have brought the hobby of collecting coins front and center in...

Visit to the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian

National Numismatic Collection Visit by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, the curator of the National Numismatic Collection (NNC) Dr. Ellen...

Coin Hoards, Treasures, and Troves: Separating Truth From Taradiddles!

By Q. David Bowers for Whitman Publishing ...... The second edition of Q. David Bowers’ Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures, one of the...

ANS Executive Director Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan to Retire, Assume New...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan, who has served as the executive director of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) since 1999,...

Q. David Bowers: My First Coin Convention

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   With George Williams, I went to an Empire State Numismatic Association (ESNA) convention in Syracuse, New...

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

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Stack's Turns 50 1983 was a super year for Stack's. As the markets got stronger, old-time collectors...

The Coin Analyst: Silver’s Important Role in American History, Politics and...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   If you're reading this article, then you likely have more than a passing interest in silver. But while you may...

CoinWeek IQ – Nickel, Joseph Wharton, and US Coinage

Nickel and US Coinage by Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Unlike copper, silver, and gold, nickel is a fairly new addition to coinage around the...

Famous Coin Collector D. Brent Pogue Dead at 54

On July 29, a friend of D. Brent Pogue visited Pogue's home in Corona del Mar, California and discovered the famed coin collector dead....

A Man, a Plan, a Coin: The Classic Oregon Trail Commemorative...

By Blanchard & Company ......   For many, the Oregon Trail evokes thoughts of untouched terrain, the untamed wild, and new beginnings. The reality was much...

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

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   After the economic upheaval of 1981 and earlier, the numismatic market seemed to withstand the uncertainties...

Extremely Rare 1920 Wilson Dollar in Gold to be Offered at...

On July 21, Austin Auction Gallery will offer one of the finest-known examples of one of the rarest gold medals ever struck by the...

Red Book Celebrities in the Spotlight at ANA Legacy Series

ANA World's Fair of Money to Feature Bressett, Garrett in Chicago   To recognize hobby icons and create a record of their contributions, the American Numismatic...

Jim Bisognani: The Tale of Two Washingtons

A bureaucratic struggle behind the scenes in 1931 decided how the first US president would be portrayed on coins for years to come   By Jim...

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...