Does This Toga Make Me Look Fat? Clothing on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   And if any man will sue thee at law and take away thy coat , let him...

US Coins – America’s African-American Numismatic Legacy

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .... When we sit down to write, we have a few guiding principles. One of our basic assumptions is that...

Gold Markets Report – Is Gold Building a Base or Running...

Gold Markets Commentary for Thursday, January 11, 2018 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ...... Gold closed up $3.20 at...

The Polish 1621 Hundred Ducats – The Most Expensive Polish Coin...

By Dariusz F. Jasek ..... As edited by Etjen Vincani   In the previous article the first free election of a Polish king was described. This article will deal with...

Coin Collecting Strategies – ‘The World is Your Oyster’!

News & Analysis of rare coins, markets and coin collecting strategies #400 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Pearls come from oysters, and the term pearl...

The First Ancient Coins – Aegina’s Sea Turtle

Ancient Coins - ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BC. AR Stater. Sea turtle By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ..... Aegina is a...

World Coins – Interesting and Inexpensive Coins of Russia

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ..... Imagine a vast nation with a long and fascinating history of numismatic issues. Does that sound like an introduction for an...

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

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ..... Anthony Swiatek and Walter Breen’s The Encyclopedia of United States Silver & Gold Commemorative Coins: 1892-1954 has always...

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.” People...

Ancient Roman Coin – The Loyalty of Sextus Pompey

Roman Coin - Sextus Pompey; 42-40 BCE, Denarius By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ..... The title used on this Roman coin, praefectus classis...

Origins of the 1921 “Zerbe Proof” Morgan Silver Dollars are Uncertain

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com I’ve been selling a collection for an old friend and collector who purchased a 1921 Morgan silver dollar...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1806 “C-1” Half Cent +...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This is the 14th article in the continuing summary of deceptive struck counterfeits documented to date;...

The Most Famous Coins or Patterns in the History of Britain...

Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting , #399 A CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Crowns, Five Shilling silver coins, of King Charles II are...

What to Buy to Begin Investing In The Rare Coin Market...

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek on the Rare Coin Market - MFrarecoins.com ......   Last week I wrote about "Basic Tools for Buying Rare Coins in...

Ancient Roman Coins – Octavian and the Battle of Actium

Octavian. Gold Aureus (7.8g) minted at Rome, 32-31 BC By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Octavian was the son of Julius Caesar's niece...

US Coins – Jack and Ike: The 40 Percent Club Short...

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com .....   Collecting Strategies on building a 40% silver Short Set  1965 was a momentous year for U.S. coinage. It was the year...

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 32: Liberty...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #398 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Liberty Seated dimes were...

Unlocking Numismatic History on the Internet

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ...... Civil War tokens have been one of my great pleasures in numismatics. I first discovered them...

God of Money: Hermes on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Muse, sing in honor of Hermes, the son of Zeus and Maia, lord of Kyllene, lord of...

Ancient Roman Coins – Rome at Its Finest Under Emperor...

138-161 AD. Aureus, 7.30g (6h). Rome, 140-4 AD By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Antoninus Pius is remembered by history as a kind,...

Market Whimsy: More Perfect than Perfect – MS-70+ and Beyond

Ask any retiree or coin collector and they’ll tell you: 70 ain’t what it used to be By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ..... Charles and...

Pre-1917 Proof Set Prices From the 1970s to 2017 – The...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #397 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   The first part of...

What is a Fresh Coin?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ..... I was recently having a numismatic conversation with someone about an auction (sad life, I know...) and the subject...

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Lights and Loupes

By Ron Drzewucki on Grading Coins - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... So check this out. I flew in to Texas a few weeks ago and met...

When It Comes to Ancient Coins, How Old Is Old Enough...

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coins Collecting Blog ......   The classification of cultures generally tracks along two interrelated lines: chronological and geographical. For centuries,  collectors...

USA Coin Album: Coin Ghosts of Christmas Past

By David W. Lange, Research Director at NGC ........   Because the holiday season is rapidly approaching, I’ll finally break precedent and do something I've never...

Some of My Favorite Obscure United States Gold Coins: Part One

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   One of the things about the Christmas/New Year’s holidays is that they are a time of remembrance. If you're...

Ancient Roman Coins – Military Strength in Rome’s Golden Age

Ancient Roman Coins - HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. Aureus  Struck 124-128 AD. By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC .....   Hadrian was the third of...

Gold Markets Report – Gold and Silver Inches Higher?

Gold Markets Commentary for Monday, December 18, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ......   Gold Markets closed up $7.90...

5 Gifts Your Favorite Numismatist Might Actually Like

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Do you have a coin collector in your life but don’t know what to get them?...