Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of February

Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in February

By CoinWeek .....   February may be the shortest month in the calendar year, but it has traditionally been a very busy month for the United...
The Truman Library Snyder Coin Collection Robbery and Other Recollections

The Truman Library Snyder Coin Collection Robbery and Other Recollections

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   In March 1962, Treasury Secretary John Snyder donated his 450-piece complete coin collection to the Harry S. Truman Presidential...
Decoplata: The History of .720 Silver in World Coinage

Decoplata: The History of .720 Silver in World Coinage

By Austin Jepsky .....   Sometimes referred to as “Mexican Silver”, coins of a .720 silver fineness at one time or another could be found in...

Bags in the Basement: Quantity Over Quality

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Some coin deals are more memorable than others. Most deals are “one and done”, and you go on to...
Numismatic Icon Harvey G. Stack Has Passed Away

Numismatic Icon Harvey G. Stack Has Passed Away

It is with great sadness that Stack's Bowers announces the passing of our friend and founder, Harvey G. Stack on January 3, 2022. His...
Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of January

Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in January

By CoinWeek .....   The month of January sets the stage for the new year. Americans go back to work, the wheels of the financial markets...
Q. David Bowers: Two Remarkable Finds of US Gold Coins

Q. David Bowers: Two Remarkable Finds of US Gold Coins

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   A Remarkable Find In August of 1908, two boys named James McFarland and John May were swimming...
New Candidate for Oldest U.S. Numismatic Society Discovered

New Candidate for Oldest U.S. Numismatic Society Discovered

By David Hill for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   A couple of months ago, friend and fellow numismatic researcher Joel Orosz sent me a news...
The Influence of Historic and Ancient Coin Designs

The Influence of Historic and Ancient Coin Designs

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   History is a continuum and time moves linearly. Generally, as time progresses, artistic and cultural trends evolve and build...
A Cache of 1826 Large Cents Hidden in the 1800s - Q. David Bowers, Stack's Bowers Galleries

An Odd Cache of 1826 Large Cents Hidden in the 1800s

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   The late Oscar G. Schilke lived on the shore of Dodge Pond in Niantic, Connecticut, in...

Booker T. on the Tarmac: A Story About First Coinvestors

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Anthony Swiatek and Walter Breen’s The Encyclopedia of United States Silver & Gold Commemorative Coins: 1892-1954 has always...
Q. David Bowers: Silver Coin Excitement in New Orleans. Courtesy Stack's Bowers Galleries

Q. David Bowers: Silver Coin Excitement in New Orleans

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   On October 29, 1982, a few minutes past noon, pandemonium prevailed in the French Quarter in...
The Crest of the Classic Commemorative Coin Wave - 1936

The Crest of the Classic Commemorative Coin Wave – 1936

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities.com ......   Historically, 1936 was not a great year for most Americans. The United States was deep into the Great Depression....

United States 1976 Lincoln Cent

1976 was an important year in American Numismatics. The Bicentennial quarter, half dollar and dollar had been released, featuring Jack Ahr's drummer, Seth Huntington's...
Laura Gardin Fraser’s Washington Bust to Appear on American Women Quarters

Laura Gardin Fraser’s Washington Bust to Appear on American Women Quarters

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   If you collect American coins, then you've likely heard of Laura Gardin Fraser. She was an acclaimed and prolific early...
Coin Board News Number 61 - For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Coin Board News Number 61 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange - www.coincollectingboards.com .....   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 61 — Winter 2022   MAJOR DISCOVERY Your eyes do not deceive you......
Künker to Offer Historic Auction Catalogs From Alain Poinsignon Library

Künker to Offer Historic Auction Catalogs From Alain Poinsignon Library

Historical Testimonies of the International Coin Trade at Künker from 7 to 9 December 2021, part 3 of the Alain Poinsignon Library will be...

Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of December

By CoinWeek .....   The month of December has historically been a time for Americans to take it easy, spend time with their family, celebrate the...
The 1938 New Rochelle 250th Anniversary Commemorative Half Dollar

The 1938 New Rochelle 250th Anniversary Commemorative Half Dollar

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   In 1688, the city of New Rochelle, New York was founded by French Protestants. Colonist Jacob Leisler executed the...
A Sag Harbor Physician's Hoard of Capped Bust Half Dollars - Q. David Bowers for Stack's Bowers Galleries

A Sag Harbor Physician’s Hoard of Capped Bust Half Dollars

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   It must have been a free-for-all among collectors on Long Island, New York in 1880, by...

The Real Model for Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty on the $20 Double Eagle

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 2017 to mark the 225th anniversary of the founding of the United States Mint in 1792, a $100 gold...
Heavy Gold Coins – Special Gifts for Special People

Heavy Gold Coins – Special Gifts for Special People

Have you ever wondered why there were so many large gold coins weighing several ducats in the early modern period? We’ll show you with...
The Tab Toning of Classic US Commemorative Coins

The Tab Toning of Classic US Commemorative Coins

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   There are many strategies for collecting the classic commemorative series. With 144 silver coins across 50 different issues,...
Early Modern World Coins: The Ottoman Kuruş and the Control of Money

Early Modern World Coins: The Ottoman Kuruş and the Control of Money

By Ellen Nye and David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   In August 2018, as the country of Turkey faced a currency crisis, its...

The 1898 “Single 9” Pond: South Africa’s Rarest Gold Coin

Most serious coin collectors in South Africa have heard about the Single 9, commonly referred to as the “King of South African Coins.” However...
A New Pattern From Germany of the Yunnan Dragon Dollar

A New Pattern From Germany of the Yunnan Dragon Dollar

Heidelberger Münzhandlung presents a new testimony to the active cooperation between China and Germany: a pattern of the Dragon Dollar for Yunnan, produced with...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of November

Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of November

By CoinWeek .....   November is a big month in United States Mint history. Yellow fever was a recurrent problem in the early years, costing the lives...
Which Saint-Gaudens? American Numismatic Society

Which Saint-Gaudens?

By David Hill for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   There are over 160-years of records in the archives of the American Numismatic Society (ANS), including...
Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Auction 80 Ducats Major Polish Rarity

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Auction Major Polish Rarity

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce the sale of a 1621 80 Ducats in gold at their official auction of the January 2022...
Treasury Announces Ventris Gibson as Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint

Treasury Announces Ventris Gibson as Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint

On Monday, October 25, the United States Department of the Treasury announced the appointment of Ventris Gibson to serve as Deputy Director of the...