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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...
Fifth 1922 Modified High Relief Peace Dollar Pattern Discovered and Certified by NGC

Fifth 1922 Modified High Relief Peace Dollar Pattern Discovered and Certified by NGC

New research shines a light on a Peace Dollar experiment that produced coins likely still waiting to be found   When David Lange, Research Director at...
The Once and Future Commemorative Washington Quarter

The Once and Future Commemorative Washington Quarter

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities ......   The Washington Quarter obverse is one of the longest-running U.S. coin designs. Since colonial times, the George Washington motif...
Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of June

Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of June

By CoinWeek .....   Spring ends and summer begins in June. At the United States Mint, June has marked both beginnings and endings. Key personnel arrive and...
CoinWeek Podcast #159: The Infamous 1933 Double Eagle (with David Tripp)

CoinWeek Podcast #159: The Infamous 1933 Double Eagle (with David Tripp)

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CoinWeek Podcast #158: Dr. Don Kagin, a Life in Numismatics

CoinWeek Podcast #158: Dr. Don Kagin, a Life in Numismatics

 CoinWeek Podcast #158: Dr. Don Kagin, a Life in Numismatics Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe...

ANS Acquires Numismatically Important Mark Salton Papers

Thanks to the efforts of American Numismatic Society (ANS) Life Fellow Dr. Ira Rezak—and with gratitude to Katharine Conway, executor of the Estate of...
CoinWeek Podcast #157: The History of Numismatics - Mike Markowitz

CoinWeek Podcast #157: The History of Numismatics

 CoinWeek Podcast #157: The History of Numismatics Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...

CoinWeek Podcast #156: Money & Race: An American Story

CoinWeek Podcast #156: Money & Race: An American Story Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to...
Privy Marks Take the Place of Coveted O and CC Mintmarks on Morgan Dollar Reissues

Privy Marks Take the Place of Coveted O and CC Mintmarks on Morgan Reissues

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

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 Forever

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

 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 Month of February

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

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? - Louis Golino

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

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...