Douglas Winter Numismatics Sells Rare Uncirculated 1850-O $20

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN) recently sold one of the few known Uncirculated 1850-O double eagles. The coin...
Coins of Ancient Greek Troas (Troad): Part 3

Coins of Ancient Greek Troas (Troad): Part 3

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 * * * This article is the third part of...
Exclusive Video: Let's Talk About the 1803 O-103 Draped Bust Half Dollar

Exclusive Video: Let’s Talk About the 1803 O-103 Draped Bust Half Dollar

  Today, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan takes a look at the 1803-dated Overton-103 Draped Bust half dollar. We have a circulated example to share with...
Collecting Large Cents by Type

Collecting Large Cents by Type – Exclusive Video

  Collecting Large Cents by Type is brought to you by EAC. For more information, visit www.eacs.org. * * * CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan breaks down the challenging and...
If You Find This Coin Under Your Sofa... It Could Be Worth $23,000!

If You Find This Coin Under Your Sofa… It Could Be Worth $23,000!

  What would happen if you looked under your sofa cushion and found a nearly uncirculated 1799/8 BB-141 Draped Bust silver dollar? Lots of things,...
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm

Ancient Coins – Alexander the Great Tetradrachms and Herakles’ Slaying of the Nemean Lion

MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander the Great Tetradrachms (336-323 BCE). AR   Tetradrachms by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The early Macedonian kingdom did not have...
CoinWeek Streaming News: Three Awesome Gold Coins You Can't Afford to Miss

CoinWeek Streaming News: Three Awesome Gold Coins You Can’t Afford to Miss

  CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs,...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Kings of Bithynia

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Kings of Bithynia

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ALONGSIDE THE GREAT Seleucid and Ptolemaic empires that emerged from the breakup of Alexander the Great’s empire following his...
An Epidemic of Counterfeit 1881-CC Morgans and Bad “PCGS” Slabs

An Epidemic of Counterfeit 1881-CC Morgans and Bad “PCGS” Slabs

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   The initial wave of fakes that I found (I recorded 13 different sellers during an approximately...
The 2016-W Silver Eagle From the West Point Mint Hoard Explained

The 2016-W Silver Eagle From the West Point Mint Hoard Explained

The West Point Mint Hoard of Silver Eagles by Bullion Shark LLC ......   In a surprise move, the United States Mint announced in late 2019...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Mythology of Ajax the Lesser

Ancient Greek Coins By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... The Colosseo Collection ...... Opus was a small, infertile territory on the coast of...

Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Large Cents

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   After writing the previous “family” article about rather deceptive struck counterfeit half cents based on the...
Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BC, Stater

Ancient Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BCE, Stater   Alexander the Great by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management,...
Douglas Winter Numismatics Sells Finest Known 1851 Double Eagle

Douglas Winter Numismatics Sells Finest Known 1851 Double Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I’ve had the pleasure of handling many finest known or Condition Census Type One double eagles over...
Ancient Roman Coins - A Conspiracy to Assassinate the Emperor Nero

Ancient Roman Coins – A Conspiracy to Assassinate Nero

Aureus 64-65, AV 7.27 g. NERO CAESAR – AVGVSTVS   By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   From the Colosseo Collection ......   The name Nero holds...

Hear William Jennings Bryan’s Famous “Cross of Gold” Speech

William Jennings Bryan's famous "Cross of Gold" speech catapulted the 36-year-old congressman to national prominence and brought the issue of bimetallism to the forefront...

Collecting 20th-Century Gold Coins Was Always Unrealistic for the Average Collector

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   In the February 1965 issue of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine, Philadelphia coin dealer Gerald Zaid offered beautiful four-coin Saint-Gaudens-era gold...
The Coin Analyst’s Guide to Post-Holiday Gifts for Modern World Coin Collectors

The Coin Analyst’s Guide to Post-Holiday Gifts for Modern World Coin Collectors

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   It’s that time of the year again – time to look back on some highlights from the dizzying...
Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Draped Bust Dollars

Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Draped Bust Dollars

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In a discussion at the 2019 Dayton EAC Convention on counterfeits, we talked of three "families"...
Some of My Favorite Obscure United States Gold Coins: Part One

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

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   One of the things about the Christmas/New Year’s holidays is that they are a time of remembrance....

USA Coin Album: Coin Ghosts of Christmas Past

By David W. Lange - Research Director, Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ...... Because the holiday season is rapidly approaching, I’ll finally break precedent and do...

Israeli Coin Hoard May Be Ancient Coin Collection

Evidence hints at purposeful storage by date By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .... In April of 2016, 16 ancient silver shekels and half-shekels were exposed near...
Ancient Coins by Russ Augustin - Distater, 336-323 BCE. Lifetime issue struck in Macedonia (Aigai). Head of Athena r. wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with coiled serpent, hair in tight ringlets. Rv. Nike standing l. holding stylis, thunderbolt to l., monogram to lower l. 17.23 grams. Price 191. Perfectly centered and well struck in high relief. Extremely Fine.

Ancient Coins – A Soldier’s Share of Alexander the Great’s Plunder

Ancient Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Alexander the Great, born in the autumn of 356 BCE and taught by the...

The Numismatic Legacy of Expo ’70 – A Collector’s Journey

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ..... Today we are going to take you on a numismatic journey to Osaka, Japan, host of...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Iconoclasts, Part II

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Iconoclasts, Part II

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Iconoclasm (“image smashing”) was very popular within the Byzantine military during the eighth and ninth centuries, but the...
A New "Family" of Draped Bust Half Dollar Counterfeits

A New “Family” of Draped Bust Half Dollar Counterfeits

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   I have written several CoinWeek articles on groups of counterfeits I call "families", where a genuine...
Out of the Woodwork: Important Coins Come out of Hiding

Out of the Woodwork: Important Coins Come out of Hiding

By Mark Ferguson for PCGS ......   Many famous and important rare coins can be traced back to their origins through their provenance with a reasonable...
The Coin Analyst: NGCX - What NGC’s New Grading Scale Does and Doesn’t Do

The Coin Analyst: NGCX – What NGC’s New Grading Scale Does and Doesn’t Do

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Third-party numismatic grading is currently experiencing its most significant period of change since the launch of PCGS and...
Last of His Line: Medieval Coins of Defunct Dynasties

Last of His Line: Medieval Coins of Defunct Dynasties

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and...
Mint Director Ventris Gibson Answers Media's Questions at U.S. Mint Roundtable

Mint Director Ventris Gibson Answers Media’s Questions at U.S. Mint Roundtable

On August 9, 2022, Ventris C. Gibson, Director of the United States Mint, invited members of the numismatic media to a press roundtable at...