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...
Recognize Fellow Collectors and Nominate Deserving Hobbyists for 2022 ANA Awards

Recognize Fellow Collectors and Nominate Deserving Hobbyists for 2022 ANA Awards

Deadline for Nominations is January 15   Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) presents awards to deserving individuals in recognition of outstanding dedication to numismatics....
The Walter J. Husak Collection of Large Cents, 1793-1814

The Walter J. Husak Collection of Large Cents, 1793-1814

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Early American Large Cents are some of the most popular and yet most challenging collectibles in numismatics. These hulking...
How Defunct Mints Have Been Brought Back to Life: The 2021 Privy Mark Morgan and Peace Dollars

How Defunct Mints Have Been Brought Back to Life: The 2021 Privy Mark Morgan...

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   When the congressional legislation to issue the 2021 Morgan and Peace silver dollars to mark the centennial of the release...
The Morgan Dollar and the Rarest Silver Crown of the Latin Monetary Union

The Morgan Dollar and the Rarest Silver Crown of the Latin Monetary Union

By Ursula Kampmann for Numismatica Genevensis ......   On November 16, 2021, Numismatica Genevensis will be auctioning a very important numismatic rarity. It is the rarest...
Eliasberg’s 1982 US Gold Coin Collection Auction Reconsidered

Eliasberg’s 1982 US Gold Coin Collection Auction Reconsidered

After four decades, the value increases for Eliasberg’s Carson City gold coins warrant attention   By Rusty Goe ..... The Eliasberg Brand As each decade passes, the significance...
A Look Back at the Creation of the PCGS Set Registry

A Look Back at the Creation of the PCGS Set Registry

By Sanjay Gandhi for PCGS ......   The PCGS Set Registry went online in 2001 and the Set Registry Awards were introduced with an announcement sent...
Ryder to Resign as U.S. Mint Director, Doone to Take Acting Director Role

The Coin Analyst: What Will Mint Director Ryder’s Long-Term Impact Be on the Numismatic...

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   In the aftermath of the resignation October 1 of David J. Ryder as Director of the United States...
Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Display Famous Hawaii Five-O 1913 Liberty Head Nickel at Long Beach Expo

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Display Famous Hawaii Five-O 1913 Liberty Head Nickel at Long...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce the display of the famous Hawaii Five-O specimen of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel at the Long Beach Collectibles Expo,...
Q. David Bowers: Earliest Federal Coinage Was Hidden in an Old Desk

Q. David Bowers: Earliest Federal Coinage Was Hidden in an Old Desk

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   This story begins in 1783, when a remarkable group of pattern coins was struck: the 5-unit...
ANA Renames Farran Zerbe Memorial Award

ANA Renames Farran Zerbe Memorial Award

The Association's Board of Governors votes to remove Farran Zerbe's moniker from the organization's highest honor   During an open session meeting on January 19, 2021,...
How Do Numismatists Decide Where a Coin Is From?

How Do Numismatists Decide Where a Coin Is From?

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   There are many ways to describe where a coin is from. One by reference to the...
Top 10 Women on Coins, Part 2

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Link to Part 1 5.) Irene of Athens Like much of the Middle Ages, the history of the...
Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar – Part II

Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar – Part II

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Link to Part I   Approved When the Lafayette dollar was approved by President William McKinley on March 3, 1899, it...

A Contemporaneous British Take on German World War I Medals

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   German World War I medals are viewed today through three main lenses: as simple vehicles for propaganda espousing Teutonic...
The Mystique of the Spanish Colonial "Pillar Dollar" Silver Coin

The Mystique of the Spanish Colonial 1770 Nuevo Reino “Pillar Dollar”

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC ......   Few coins muster the mystique of the "pillar dollar", known to Spanish-speakers as columnario” - a truly beautiful coin that...

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 1

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Is there anything better suited to honor the famous figures of history than a coin? * *...

Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar Coin – Part I

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: This installment of the Lafayette dollar story presents how the coin came to be; the conclusion (Part...
Coin Board News Number 60 - For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Coin Board News Number 60 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange - www.coincollectingboards.com .....   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 60 — Fall 2021   ANA CONVENTION A SUCCESS It was wonderful to...
Jim Bisognani: In Memoriam - A Truly One-of-a-Kind Friend

Jim Bisognani: In Memoriam – A Truly One-of-a-Kind Friend

Keith Zaner was a passionate numismatic collector and former NGC Price Guide analyst who will be greatly missed   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market...