Collect This: The Fabulous Italian 500 Lire Silver Coin

Collect This: The Fabulous Italian 500 Lire Silver Coin

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   In 1958, the Italian Mint in Rome began striking a silver coin that would come to be commonly called...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of August

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of August

By CoinWeek .....   The dog days of summer are upon us, which means that it's time to take a trip through the annals of United States...
New Information on Nazi Counterfeiting Plot to be Unveiled at World’s Fair of Money August 18

New Information on Nazi Counterfeiting Plot to be Unveiled at World’s Fair of Money...

Museum-quality book features never-before-seen accounts from numismatists, historians, descendants of Holocaust survivors, and the granddaughter of the Nazi who ran “Operation Bernhard”   A new book...

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...
French Coins in America or French American Coins? And Which America?

French Coins in America or French American Coins? And Which America?

By Jérôme Jambu (Visiting Professor, Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics) for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   As American numismatists and collectors of...
First Display of Two Proof Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles and Presidential Documents at 2022 World’s Fair of Money

First Display of Two Proof Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles and Presidential Documents at 2022 World’s...

Brian Hendelson Collection features unique 1910 Experimental Finish and 1921 Satin Finish Saints, documents signed by Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln   Described by researchers as “one...
Who’s Minding The Mint? Fewer Hobbyists Collect Mint Sets These Days – Here’s Why

Who’s Minding The Mint? Fewer Hobbyists Collect Mint Sets These Days – Here’s Why

Does anyone collect mint sets these days? Those who do are among a shrinking group of hobbyists By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for FUN Topics .....   The number...
Counterfeit Coins and the Effects on Numismatics

Counterfeit Coins and the Effects on Numismatics

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers ......   Editors Note: Links to the next two Articles.... Part2     Part 3 Counterfeiting, or making something false, has...
Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of July

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of July

By CoinWeek .....   In July, the summer heat continues to pummel for 31 days. But school is out, and families can finally (FINALLY) go on that...
United States 2004 Iowa Statehood Quarter

United States 2004 Iowa Statehood Quarter

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Launched in 1999, the 50 State Quarters Program provided each state the reverse of the quarter as a canvas...
The Once Unknown, Now Famous 1817/4 Half Dollar

The Once Unknown, Now Famous 1817/4 Half Dollar

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Classic rarities among American silver coins have commanded attention for a long time. The 1804 silver...
SS Central America Gold Rush-Era Artifacts at World’s Fair of Money

SS Central America Gold Rush-Era Artifacts at World’s Fair of Money

Historic items from the legendary “Ship of Gold” that sank in 1857 include Wells Fargo treasure shipment box remnants, gold miner jeans, and a...
Treasury Announces Ventris Gibson as Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint

Ventris C. Gibson Confirmed as 40th Director of the United States Mint

On Friday, June 17, 2022, Ventris C. Gibson took the oath of office as Director of the United States Mint. President Biden nominated Ms....
1965 Silver Quarter Value: Error Coins and History

1965 Silver Quarter Value: Error Coins and History

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ......   The 1965 Washington quarter was the first US quarter not made of 90% pure silver. This transition from...

Numismatic History – The GSA CC Morgan Silver Dollar Coin Hoard

Veteran numismatists may remember the great rush on Morgan Silver Dollars that occurred during the early 1960s. For generations these coins had laid undisturbed...

Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 – Get Lady Liberty as a 1920s Flapper!

Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 - When you think of ways to honor your country, what do you think of?   For nations around the world, from...

114 Years Ago Today: ANA Co-Founder Dr. George F. Heath Passed Away

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   114 years ago today, Dr. George Francis Heath died at his home in Monroe, Michigan. He...
U.S. Modern Commemorative Coins Turn 40

U.S. Modern Commemorative Coins Turn 40

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The year was 1982. Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was soaring across the silver screen, the futuristic EPCOT (Experimental...
Yale University Opens Bela Lyon Pratt Gallery of Numismatics

Yale University Opens Bela Lyon Pratt Gallery of Numismatics

On May 13, the Yale University Art Gallery opened the new Bela Lyon Pratt Gallery of Numismatics. The first-floor gallery has been specially designed...

US Coin Profiles – Standing Liberty Quarter, Type 1 1916-1917

Charles Barber's quarter dollar design was introduced in 1892, a beneficiary of the provision of the Mint Act of 1890, which allowed for the...
Hersh’s Die Study of the Denarius of Gaius Antonius - American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Hersh’s Die Study of the Denarius of Gaius Antonius

By Liv Mariah Yarrow for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   I never had the pleasure of meeting Charles Hersh during his lifetime. But over these...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of June

Big Things Happened at the United States 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...
Most Valuable Coin Ever Sold in Germany Returns to US

Most Valuable Coin Ever Sold in Germany Returns to US

By John Saunders ......   The auction house of Künker sold a Double Rose Noble Piedfort issued by the Hanseatic League city of Kampen for €700,000...
SS Republic's Incredible Numismatic Treasures

SS Republic’s Incredible Numismatic Treasures

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Coin collectors have long been fascinated by famous shipwrecks of vessels that were carrying lots of valuable coins, such as...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Contemporary Counterfeit Coins From the Reign...

By Patrick O’Connor - Aurora Rarities LLC ......   During a recent discussion, the subject of counterfeit coins arose - specifically, the odd circumstance whereby prices...
Q. David Bowers: The Rise and Fall of the Commemorative Coin Market

Q. David Bowers: The Rise and Fall of the Commemorative Coin Market

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   If you've been following the coin market in recent years, then you might know that the...
Recovered Bell From Fabled “Ship of Gold” Donated To U.S. Naval Academy

Recovered Bell From Fabled “Ship of Gold” Donated To U.S. Naval Academy

Gift from California business executive Dwight Manley honors ship’s brave Captain, Commander William Lewis Herndon   The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland has received...
Coin Board News Number 63 - For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Coin Board News Number 63 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange - www.coincollectingboards.com .....   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 63 — Summer 2022   STRIKE UP THE BAND It’s September 24, 1936—opening...

ANA Library Receives Walter Breen Papers, Books From Dwight N. Manley

Prominent collector and benefactor Dwight N. Manley of Brea, California has donated to the American Numismatic Association (ANA) more than 60 books, auction catalogs,...
Q. David Bowers: Amon G. Carter, Sr. and Amon G. Carter, Jr.

Q. David Bowers: Amon G. Carter, Sr. and Amon G. Carter, Jr.

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Amon Carter, Sr. Born on December 11, 1879, Amon Gamaliel Carter, Sr., was a Texas oilman in...