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...

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...