Harvey Stack on RL Miles, John L. Roper, and Dealer Harry...

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com .... In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors,...

A Crown and Taler Man, Reflections on Dr. John S. Davenport

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek.... Rarely does a single individual become identified so completely with any area of numismatics as did Dr. John S....

Rittenhouse 1792 Half Disme and an 1861-P Paquet $20 at 2018...

ANA Governor Brian Hendelson will provide historic multi-million dollar Philadelphia Mint coins and early United States Mint appointment documents for ANA Museum Showcase exhibit The...

Medal Highlights of Heritage Auctions’ FUN Offering

Important, historic medals from the colonial era to present day will be prominently featured in Heritage Auctions’ January 4-9 FUN US Coins Auction in...

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...

World Coins: The 1898 Sammy Marks Tickey

A popular coin amongst collectors of rare South African coins is the Sammy Marks tickey. In South Africa, the three pence coin was known...

In the Early Days of Stack’s: Growing up in a Numismatic...

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries .....   Links to Part 1 | Part 2 The Postwar Years World War II came to an end in...

Medals & Tokens – US Mint Allegience Medal

In response to several US Mint facilities joining the Confederacy, Mint Director James Pollack asked all US Mint employees to swear an oath to...

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 2

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers....   Click Here for Part 1 In this article I continue my thoughts on rarity by stating that you cannot...

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Fitzgerald Collection

By Rick Bretz for Coinweek....   The Fitzgerald Collection (also referred to as Fitzgerald’s Nevada Club Reno Hoard) is one of my favorite collections (and pedigrees)...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part III

By David Provost for CoinWeek.... Parts I and II of this article can be found here: Part I and Part II.   The original bill calling for commemorative coins...

Forgotten Hoards of History: Unearthing Scotland’s Nordic Trove

By Crystal Gomez - Gainesville Coins ......   In September 2014, a metal detector enthusiast found a spectacular stockpile of Viking legacy. According to the British...

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...

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 15, 2016

By Coinweek ....   For this week's coin and currency news roundup, we focus on several updates of news stories we'd covered in previous roundups -...

Q. David Bowers: The D. Brent Pogue Collection in Retrospect

By Q. David Bowers - Stack's Bowers ....   It seems like only yesterday, but it was in January 2014, slightly over three years ago, that...

Paper Money – $5 Treasury Notes of 1890-1891 with General George...

General George H. Thomas on $5 Treasury Notes By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist at Stack's Bowers Galleries ........   Several prominent Union Civil War generals are featured...

The Great U.S. Mint Silver Coin Swindle

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek.com .....   Most U.S. coin collectors know that the United States Mint continued to pump 1964-dated 90% silver dimes, quarters and...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part VI

By David Provost for CoinWeek.com.... Previous installments of this article can be found here. Following the conclusion of its hearings, the House Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs...

First Read: Wayte Raymond’s Coins of the World

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by David T. Alexander for CoinWeek…. The brown cloth cover is worn...

Harvey Stack – On Sol Kaplan, Skinny Miles, Stanley Apfelbaum and...

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their...

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K....

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers ......   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 During the fall of...

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:...

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 3

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers....   Part 1 Part 2 Here I continue my thoughts on rarities, and the factors that affect this important aspect of...

David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek.... I have spent the last 40 years as a professional auction cataloger for several prominent firms. As a young...

In the Early Days of Stack’s: Growing up in a Numismatic...

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries .....   Benjamin and Norman Visit Stack's Benjamin and Norman Stack, brothers and my first cousins, were the sons...

Coin Collecting or Investing? with David Hall and John Ford in...

In 1986 David Hall created PCGS that changed the way coins traded. He championed the concept of coin grading and the resultant rise in...

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The New York Assay Office Gold Theft...

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-Sylum reader...

Numismatic Literary Guild Announces Award Winners at 2017 ANA Show

Complete List of Numismatic Literary Guild Winners by Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) ......   BOOK OF THE YEAR The work having the greatest potential impact on numismatics - 1792:...

Bernard von NotHaus Sentenced to Probation for Liberty Dollar Conviction

CoinWeek Staff Reports ....   Bernard von NotHaus, creator of the American Liberty Dollar (ALD), was sentenced to three years probation by a federal judge on...

Ireland Prepares to Drop 1, 2 Cent Coins, Announces Oct. 28...

By Central Bank of Ireland....   The Central Bank of Ireland today announced Wednesday 28 October as the rollout day for Rounding in Ireland. From that...