How the Flying Eagle Cent Reinvented the Coin

By Blanchard & Company ......   For more than 60 years, the United States minted the large cent. These coins, about the size of a half...

PMG Grades Second-Known 1920 Home Bank of Canada $5

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified the second-known example of the 1920-dated Home Bank of Canada $5. The issue was previously thought to be...

AU Capital – Indian Peace Medals: Important and Historic Collectibles

  AU Capital Management President Russ Augustin teams up with CoinWeek to discuss the fascinating Indian Peace Medal series. In this episode, Russ shares a number...

High-Grade Connecticut Tercentenary Commemorative Half Dollar Coin at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek .....   On Sunday, February 24 at 9:46 pm Eastern Time, bidding closed on a toned PCGS MS-67 1935 Connecticut Tercentenary Commemorative half dollar...

Pittsburgh Legacy Series to Welcome Don Everhart

In 2015 the American Numismatic Association (ANA) introduced the ANA Legacy Series to recognize hobby icons and help create a record of their contributions....

PCGS, Newman Numismatic Portal Make Historic Bowers & Merena Auction Catalogs...

By Newman Numismatic Portal ......   On Monday, February 18, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and the Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) announced the full-view availability of...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Rare 2nd Series Bechtler $5...

America's first gold rush took place in the Piedmont area of North Carolina and Georgia in the 1820s and '30s. The expanding economy of...

Pez Heads and Starburst: Errors and “Errors” of George Washington Presidential...

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   In 2007, eBay exploded with different varieties and errors of the new George Washington presidential dollar coins. The series...

Who’s Who: Iconic Coin Collections You Should Know

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Newman. Ford. Eliasberg. King Farouk. We see their names on slabs, on organizations, and in books, but how much do...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: The Bushnell Specimen Getz Pattern...

The 1792 Washington President 1 copper and silver coins are attributed to the hand of Lancaster, Pennsylvania engraver Peter Getz. Working with a large...

The Story Behind the Susan B. Anthony Dollar

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Large dollar coins have never been overly successful in the United States. Early silver dollars didn’t circulate widely in...

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

As inflation continued, so did interest in numismatic items By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   In both numismatics and general business, 1978 continued...

The 1964 Peace Dollar That Never Was

By Blanchard & Company ......   In 1965 the US Mint melted 316,076 silver Peace dollar coins that never reached circulation. These coins were the early...

Jeff Garrett: The Next Big Thing

What will spark renewed interest in the hobby of coin collecting? By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   This year marks the 20th anniversary...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Launches Improved Online Auction Archives

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce a complete rebuild and relaunch of their online Auction Archives, available at https://archive.stacksbowers.com/. The site now features nearly...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1922 High Relief Peace Dollar...

Judd-2018 is a recently discovered trial striking of the 1922 High Relief Peace dollar, struck in business-strike format and first reported by David W....

The Story of the 1973/74 Aluminum Lincoln Penny

By Blanchard & Company ......   How do you run a successful business? You make sure that costs don’t exceed revenues. However, in a 2014 biennial report to...

In Memoriam: Gijsbertus Willem de Wit (1926-2018)

By Künker Auctions GmbH ......   On December 1, 2018, Gijsbertus Willem de Wit passed away. He was first and foremost known to numismatists because of...

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

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   After having a very successful year in 1976, the market seemed to want to keep growing...

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

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The Bicentennial What, you may ask, made the year 1976 so important for our shop (besides the...

The Puzzle of the Nova Constellatios

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   What was the first US coin? The 1793 large cent? Or the 1792 half disme? Nope. The first coin series minted...

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

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   A Great Year and a Great Challenge The year 1974 became another great year for Stack's. We...

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

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The year 1973 saw a number of initiatives for changes in Numismatics. With inflation continuing and money...

The Early Days of Numerical Coin Grading

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek .....   Numismatist Ron Guth has very sincerely proposed that the coin industry and the significant Third Party Grading Services (TPG’s)...

Coin Profile – 1892-1893 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar

As the first commemorative Half Dollar struck, the Columbian Exposition Half Dollar holds a special place in the long and historic commemorative series. From...

Harvey Stack – Growing Up in a Numismatic Family: In the...

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ......   The year 1975 became a great year for the continued growth of Stack's. It was in January of 1975 that Harvey G....

CoinWeek IQ: Coinage Act of January 9, 1837

An Act supplementary to the act entitled "An act establishing a mint, and regulating the coins of the United States."  Be it enacted by the...

History of Coins – TWO-BITS, FOUR-BITS, SIX-BITS, EIGHT…

By Leon F. McClellan ...... Have you ever wondered why a United States quarter-dollar is called "two-bits"? Or, a half-dollar "four-bits"? Do you know why...

FDR Executive Order 6102 – Forbidding the Hoarding of Gold

  From: President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt To: The United States Congress Dated: 5 April, 1933 Presidential Executive Order 6102 Forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin,...

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

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ......   The Nixon Shock The year 1972 followed closely some of the events and happenings in the earlier years in the hobby. It was in...