The Coin Analyst: Chief Engraver Joseph Menna and the U.S. Mint’s...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   On February 4, 2019, U.S. Mint Director David J. Ryder appointed Joseph Menna – a New Jersey-raised artist and...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Guptas

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   IN INDIA'S LONG HISTORY, the Gupta Empire (c. 319 – 550 CE) is remembered as a golden age of...

Jeff Garrett: Collecting Error Coins

How to get comfortable in this challenging and fascinating corner of numismatics   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   My daily assortment of emails...

Visit to the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian

National Numismatic Collection Visit by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, the curator of the National Numismatic Collection (NNC) Dr. Ellen...

Ancient Roman Coins – Victory Over Parthia and the Lost Roman...

Parthia and the Lost Roman Standards By Russell A. Augustin – AU Capital Management, LLC ......   While fighting the battle of Philippi, Octavian vowed to avenge the assassination...

A Busy Week: Smithsonian Event and Stack’s Bowers Whitman Auction Lots...

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   It's shaping up to be a very busy week for numismatics and, weather permitting (sleet is currently coming down...

GoldDealer.com Market News – Gold Finishes a Tough Week

Gold Commentary for Friday, November 8, 2019 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ......   Gold closed down $2.90 today at $1,461.30. We closed...

Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek .....   Thanks to a fellow pedigree collector, I’ve started to add shipwreck coins to my collection. There’s a lot of...

Coin Collecting Tips – How to Store Your Coins

Coin Collecting Tips by Peter Mosiondz, Jr. .....   Now that you own some nifty coins, how will you keep them safe and store them? In...

So You Want to Be a Classical Numismatist? Ancient Coins for...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   THE HIGHEST PRAISE THAT one ancient coin collector can give another is to say he or she...

Coin Hoards, Treasures, and Troves: Separating Truth From Taradiddles!

By Q. David Bowers for Whitman Publishing ...... The second edition of Q. David Bowers’ Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures, one of the...

CoinWeek Podcast #122: Lianna Spurrier on Becoming a Professional Numismatist

 CoinWeek Podcast #122: Lianna Spurrier on Becoming a Professional Numismatist Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek...

Jeff Garrett: The Future of Coin Conventions

Collector camaraderie keeps coin shows going strong   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   During my tenure as a member of the Board of...

The Coin Analyst: Mexican Libertad Series Surprises Again

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   As Pat Stovall, a longtime dealer in Mexican coins and the stepson of the late "Dean of American Experts...

CoinWeek Podcast #121: Numismatist Editor Barbara Gregory

 CoinWeek Podcast #121: Numismatist Editor Barbara Gregory Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Barbara Gregory, the...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Visigoths in Spain

Visigoths in Spain by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ...he history of the Visigothic kingdom is one long struggle between the nobility and the monarchy....

Ancient Coins – The Invention and Importance of Striated Coins

Striated Coins by By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Shown with expressive and diverse imagery today, coinage started from very humble...

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"...

Inside the Rare Coin Market IN-DEPTH – Episode #1: Plus Grades

 CoinWeek and the Coin Dealer Newsletter team up to bring collectors two perspectives on the major factors driving rare coin prices with a new...

Ancient Coins: The Beginning of Coinage

Ancient Coins with Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Ancient Coins Collection .........   The Beginning of Coinage Shown with expressive and diverse imagery today,...

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...

Q. David Bowers: My First Coin Convention

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   With George Williams, I went to an Empire State Numismatic Association (ESNA) convention in Syracuse, New...

The Coin Analyst: Girl on the Silver Dollar and the Merging...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Girl on the Silver Dollar by Roger W. Burdette (Seneca Mill Press, 2019) * * * Ask most collectors of the...

Gold and Precious Metals Market Report – Gold Continues to Consolidate?

Commentary for Friday, September 27, 2019 (www.golddealer.com) By Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ......   Gold closed down $8.80 today at $1,499.10. This past Monday gold...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Tumultuous History of Kamarina

Ancient Greek Coins of Kamarina by Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The history of Kamarina, a port city on the...

The Coin Analyst: Silver’s Important Role in American History, Politics and...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   If you're reading this article, then you likely have more than a passing interest in silver. But while you may...

Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Half Cents

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   A recent internet listing for an 1804 "C-6" half cent was the motivation to pull this...

Coin Board News Number 52 – For Collectors of Antique Coin...

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange - www.coincollectingboards.com .....   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 52 — Fall 2019   MIDWEST COLLECTION STILL REVEALING TREASURES Not long after...

Jeff Garrett: What to Do with Inherited Coins

Online resources can help you find someone you can trust   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   When the public brings in coins for appraisal,...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Kushan Empire

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   During the first centuries of the Christian era, a vast inland empire stretched across Central Asia under the name Kushan....