Ancient Roman Coins – A Conspiracy to Assassinate the Emperor Nero

Aureus 64-65, AV 7.27 g. NERO CAESAR – AVGVSTVS By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ...... The name Nero holds a particularly sinister...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Ptolemies: Part I

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series on Ancient Counterfeiters by Mike Markowitz …. Of all the successors of Alexander the Great, the family of Ptolemy, son of Lagos, was the most successful,...

Coin Submission Success Strategies

Coin Submission Success Strategies By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker If you’re anything like me, then you occasionally put in a coin submission to one...

Ancient Coins: What about Spartan coins ?

Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek… Spartans disdained many things that other ancient Greeks valued. One of these things was money, even Spartan coins. Hundreds of...

Why the Booker T. Washington and Carver Washington Commemorative Half Dollars...

Commemorative Coins by Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... I’ve written about commemorative coins before. I wrote about what they are, and why we collect...

Ancient Coins: War and Peace – The Sikyon Stater

Sikyon was located in the northern Peloponnesus and was known in antiquity for its industries, including sculpture, bronze work, and pottery. Its central location...

What Were They Worth? The Purchasing Power of Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coins Series by Mike Markowitz.... Throughout the history of ancient coins  two contradictory concepts have competed with each other. According to one concept,...

Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction: Lots You Need to Know

  by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek..... Goldberg's Pre-Long Beach Auction, offering a range of United States Coins & Currency as well as Ancient and World Coins,...

The Coin Analyst: The 50 State Quarters Program 20 Years Later

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek..... In 1999 the U.S. Mint launched the 50 State Quarters Program – the first modern circulating coin program with a...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1880 Shield Nickel

Counterfeit 1880 Shield Nickel Counterfeit Coins By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ...... Even with only a quick glance, a number of problems with this...

Ancient Greek Coins – Zeus at Olympia

Greek Coin Profile By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... As the Olympics became progressively more popular, the city of Elis sought to...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins, Aliens and UFOs

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .... On the wall of his office in the FBI building’s basement, Special Agent Fox Mulder of the TV series...

The Fitzcarraldo of Kweichow, Warloard Zhou Xicheng and the 1928 Chinese “Auto...

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... It’s said that every coin tells a story. Boy, do I have one straight out of Mysteries...

Don Bailey – Dean of Mexican Numismatics Has Passed Away

On August 10 the numismatic community lost one of its pioneers, Don Bailey, a prominent dealer and specialist in Mexican numismatics, who worked tirelessly...

US Coins – What’s up with the 1969 Quarter? The Key...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ..... Walter Breen doesn’t mention it, and in A Guide Book of Washington and State Quarters (Whitman, 2006), Q....

Classic US Coins – The Walking Liberty Short Set, 1941-1947

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com ..... The Walking Liberty short set is getting hot right now, and I for one couldn't be happier. Adolph Weinman’s Walking...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Mythology of Ajax the Lesser

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ...... Opus was a small, infertile territory on the coast of mainland Greece, surrounded by...

The TYPE B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters of 1956-1964 ...

Type B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters....... By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ...... Beginning in 1956 and continuing through 1964, the Philadelphia Mint produced a...

Toning and Eye Appeal on Rare and Modern Coins

  Coin Toning and Eye Appeal By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... Once it leaves the Mint, few things add value to a coin....

Primary Differences Between Investing in Bullion Coins and Collector Coins

Bullion Coins and Collector Coins By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Before going over Bullion Coins and Collector Coins, let’s begin by looking at...

Sell Dad’s Coin Collection And Guarantee You Get The Right Price

Selling your Coin Collection By Richard Schwary - California Numismatic Investments ...... “My Dad had a coin collection and has since passed on giving the...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Peak of Classical Artistry

Ancient Greek Coins By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC Lampsakos has a storied past, having been a frequent source of contention between battling...

Why Are 1943 Copper and 1944 Steel Lincoln Cent Errors So...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Lincoln Cent Errors , coin markets #306 For CoinWeek  by Greg Reynolds..... Although 1909-S VDB and 1914-D pennies are often thought of...

Part II of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States...

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ...... regarding the upcoming Paper Money sale of the Joel R. Anderson Collection Part II. Part II...

The Rise and Fall of the Franklin Mint

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek .... In 2016, the meteoric career of the Franklin Mint (FM) has ended in Never-Never-Land as a dusty footnote...

Classic Coins vs. Modern Coins – Both Are Rewarding to...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The community of people who actively collect coins includes those who are mainly interested in classic coins, those who focus...

Hot Lips and Scar Face: Two Dramatic 1888-O Morgan Dollar Varieties

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... In my previous sortie into VAM territory, I mentioned the 1888-O “Hot Lips” variety of Morgan dollar....

Bad Money – Ancient Counterfeiters and Their Fake Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series on Ancient Counterfeiters by Mike Markowitz .... Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur "The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived." --...

Coin Expert Advice – Ten Tips For Selling Your Coins

Selling Your Coins By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ....... As someone who sells a lot of coins, I have some selling tips/tricks/thoughts that I’d like...

Modern Coins – Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... Thirty plus years after the establishment of the first professional coin grading companies, some modern coin collectors remain skeptical of...