Harlan J. Berk’s Free Ancient Coin Verified Authenticity Program

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd ......   One of the most frequently asked questions we get when it comes to ancient coins is, “How do you...

Eric P. Newman Collection Final Sales Feature Numismatic Library and Archives

The final sales of material from the numismatic collections formed by Eric P. Newman are being sold by Heritage Auctions in November 2018. Sale...

In Memoriam: Cherrypicker’s Guide Author J.T. Stanton (1952-2018)

"Dennis Tucker- I have a heavy heart today. J.T. Stanton , longtime numismatist and coauthor (with Bill Fivaz) of the "Cherrypickers' Guide," passed away...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1904 Gold $20 Double Eagle

Counterfeit Coins -  1904 Double Eagle By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   This counterfeit coin 1904 Double Eagle specimen exhibits relatively sharp design details,...

Getting Started Collecting U.S. Coins: Basics For Beginning Collectors

A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   People have asked me, “What should I collect,” or, separately, “What are the best coins to buy now.”...

PCGS Offers Popular Crossover Grading Special at Baltimore Expo

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will offer a special opportunity for its popular "crossover grading" service (www.pcgs.com/crossover) at the Baltimore Winter Expo in the...

Coin Collecting Tips: Liberty Coins On A Budget

Coin Collecting Seated, standing, walking, draped or capped — assemble a type set featuring Ms. Liberty By Jim Bisognani - NGC Contributor ........ The Fourth of...

Standing Liberty Quarters – What Is the Full Head Designation?

Learn Grading: What Is the Full Head Designation on the Standing Liberty Quarter ? Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   NGC gives collectors a more comprehensive assessment...

Mentors Encouraged to Join ANA’s Numismatic Diploma Program

Experienced Collectors to Pass on Knowledge in Numismatic Diploma Program An organization dedicated to educating and encouraging the study of numismatics, the American Numismatic Association (ANA)...

Counterfeit Detection – the 1895 Morgan Dollar

This 1895 Morgan dollar forgery is a simple case of just too much silver and not enough effort on the details. The 1895 Morgan dollar...

NGC Labels Hand-Signed by Kenneth Bressett Now Available from Westminster Mint

Morgan Dollars certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and encapsulated with NGC labels individually hand-signed by Kenneth Bressett are now available from Westminster Mint,...

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...

Cryptocurrency News: Federal Court Finds that Virtual Currencies Are Commodities

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Press Release.... Washington, DC — On September 26, 2018, Senior Judge Rya W. Zobel of the U.S. District Court for...

Perth Mint GoldPass App Gives Investors the Midas Touch

Australia’s foremost precious metals enterprise, The Perth Mint, has today launched an exciting new smartphone app – GoldPass ™ – as part of its...

NGC Coins – How to Grade an Apple

Autumn-inspired NGC coins; Palladium Eagle still soaring By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Ah! It is definitely brisk and chilly here in New Hampshire as I sit...

Counterfeit Detection: Special Edition – Reprocessed Steel Cents

Make sure you don't get fooled by these steel cents, which are not eligible for NGC certification. In the United States during World War II,...

United States Mint Launches New Coin Educational Games

The United States Mint proudly announces the release of its newest educational game: Counting with Coins. This game teaches basic math concepts and coin identification...

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....

NGC and ASG Grading Breast Cancer Awareness Coin and Stamp...

The US Mint will release a limited-edition 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin and Stamp Set on Oct. 1, 2018. The sets can be...

Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of – Stay Alert...

The Following numismatic crime reports are distributed by the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) run by Doug Davis. Anyone with information on ANY of these...

PCGS’ Don Willis Responds to 100-Point Coin Grading Proposal

by Don Willis, President, PCGS... There has been some recent discussion about a 100-point coin grading scale.  This is not a new idea. PCGS investigated...

Garrett: How Digital Photography Revolutionized the Coin Hobby

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Those who know how to use the technology have an advantage in the coin marketplace. NGC launched a new service for...

” Una and the Lion ” Proof Highlights Sovereign Rarities...

An example of the iconic 1839 Victoria gold “ Una and the Lion ” Five Pounds, certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), is the...

PCGS Founder David Hall OUT at Collectors Universe

CoinWeek Staff Reports.... In a sparsely-worded press release issued on the morning of September 19, 2018, Collectors Universe announced the termination of PCGS founder and...

Modern Dime Designations: What Are Full Bands and Full Torch?

  by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.... NGC’s designations give collectors a more comprehensive assessment of dimes from the past century. NGC uses a numeric grade to succinctly describe...

Ron Guth Proposes 100-Point Coin Grading Scale

 We discuss the Guth 100-Point Coin Grading Scale in this week's CoinWeek Podcast. Click to listen. On Monday, Ron Guth, the 2014 American Numismatic Association's...

NGC Announces Year of the Pig Label

Submitters can choose this label to celebrate coins featuring the next sign in the Chinese zodiac. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced the availability of...

Coin Market Report: Vintage Coins Surge in Long Beach

Coin Market Report Posted by Jim Bisognani  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation As rarities marched forward, there was freshly minted palladium pandemonium. Wow! Fall must be just around the...

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...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Authenticating The 1909-S VDB Cent

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation … ...... Altered and counterfeit Coin - 1909-S VDB cents are quite common. Examining several key features can help you avoid...