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...

CoinWeek Podcast #117: Treasury Reverses Course on Harriet Tubman $20 (with...

 CoinWeek Podcast #117: Treasury Reverses Course on Harriet Tubman $20 (with Barbara Howard) Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or...

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

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   A Dip in the Market 1981 became a very difficult and costly year to deal with. Basic silver...

Q. David Bowers: Coin Ladies Quiz, Part 1

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   This quiz is excerpted from Rare Coin Review #117, published in 1997. 1. This lady, the wife...

Alchemical Gold Coin Back in Weimar Germany

By Künker GmbH ......   A celebration took place in March at the Klassik Stiftung Weimar. There, a 1687 gold coin, only one single specimen of...

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

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Changes in the Numismatic World The year 1980 began with a crash in the silver market. For years...

David W. Lange Acquires Massive “Midwest Collection” of Vintage Coin Boards

By Coin Board News ......   In a very rare opportunity, vintage coin board collector and dealer David W. Lange has negotiated the purchase of more than...

An Open Letter to Bill Hyder and the Token and Medal...

By Dennis Tucker - Publisher, Whitman Publishing, LLC ......   April 2019 Dear Bill, I’ve got something to vent about. Your article in the January/February 2019 issue of the...

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

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Changes in the Numismatic World The year 1979 featured several influential numismatic events, including heavy precious metal...

The Golden Dollar: Story of the Sacagaweas

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   The dollar coin has never circulated well in America. Even designs that are loved by collectors today, such as...

Behind the Scenes of the James A. Stack 1933 $20 Double...

By Ron Guth .....   James A. Stack is well-known among collectors of high-quality U.S. coins because of the disposition of his collection in several auctions...

Ken Bressett Comments on the 2nd Edition of Whitman’s Curious Currency

Ken Bressett, Editor Emeritus of the Guide Book of United States Coins, shares his thoughts on “odd and curious” (primitive) money, and on Curious...

In Memoriam: Dr. Rainer Opitz (1954-2019)

By Künker Auctions GmbH ......   "To achieve the possible, we must attempt the impossible again and again." --Hermann Hesse The German numismatic community has lost a visionary:...

Harvey G. Stack Awarded Honorary Life Fellowship From ANS

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Harvey G. Stack, Co-Founder of Stack's Bowers Galleries, received the Honorary Life Fellow Award from the American Numismatic Society...