Five Modern Coins You Should Be Looking for Right Now

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Has the holiday season sapped your coin budget? We know how that goes. But despair not!...

Detectorists Find Medieval Coin Hoard of King Edward Silver, Gold Nobles

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Earlier this month, a coin hoard dating to the late 13th and early 14th centuries was uncovered by a...

African-Americans on US Coins: Circulating Coins (Part 3)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   In the past two articles, Hubert and I have catalogued the history of African-American representation...

Confronting Breen

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   Twenty-two years ago, noted numismatist Walter H. Breen died at Chino’s California Institute for Men, part of...

Mystery Babylon: Convicted Gold Scammer Larry Bates Sentenced to 21 Years...

Convicted of all 46 counts against him, 73-year-old Bates evades maximum sentence of 20 years for each one By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   On Thursday,...

What Is a 1971-74 Eisenhower Dollar Brown Pack Worth?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   As the last dollar coin issued by the United States that contained at least some silver,...

In God We Trust: A Brief History

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   We pay attention to the news, so it follows that we pay attention to politics. After...

History Hidden in Plain Sight: Freemasons on United States Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   According to some, the secretive fraternity of the Freemasons is elitist and anti-democratic. Still others have...

FBI, Treasure Hunters Search for Legendary Lost Civil War Gold

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Perhaps spurred on by the persistence of local treasure hunters (or perhaps not; no one's talking), federal agents and...

African-Americans on US Coins: Representation & Discovery (Part 1)

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

CoinWeek First Look at the Pops of the New York Bank...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Sixteen bags of Morgan dollars, still sealed in their original bags, is not something that you...

Second U.S. Mint Forum Casts Marketing Behemoth in New Light

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   On October 16, 2017, the United States Mint convened a second gathering of numismatic industry stakeholders...

Thompson Remains in Jail While Court OKs Sale of SS Central...

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   After a quick morning hearing on Thursday, November 30, Franklin County, Ohio Common Pleas Judge Laurel Beatty-Blunt signed an...

2017 American Liberty Gold Coin on Sale TODAY – Here’s What...

Everything you need to know about the U.S. Mint's 225th Anniversary American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   As of today...

High School Students Find First Gold Solidus of Theodosius II Ever...

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   As reported by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) earlier this month, in February a group of boys on a...

Ancient Hoard of Roman Silver Coins Accidentally Found in Bulgaria

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Neighbors complained that the yard next door was unkempt and a public nuisance, so the authorities in Mezdra,...

In Memoriam: The Life and Legacy of Eric P. Newman, 1911-2017

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .... With contributions by Karl Newman of Monaco Rare Coins   You can hardly be blamed for taking the man's immortality for...

Northwest Territorial Mint Bankrupt, Bullion Buyers May Lose Millions

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   In what began as a dispute between a landlord and his tenant has exploded into a...

Iran Executes “Sultan of Coins” for Hoarding Gold Coins

Special courts set up in August have handed out multiple death sentences in similar cases By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Two weeks ago, international...

Modern US Coins: Collecting the Ultimate 1981 Mint Set

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   1981 marked the beginning of the Reagan administration and the seeming end of the coin Wilmington,...

Metal Detectorist Finds Once-in-a-Lifetime Hoard of Rare Ancient Roman Coins

Many dating back to the time of Mark Antony and Cleopatra By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   As reported in the UK press last week,...

Modern US Coins – Congress Proposes 400th Anniversary Mayflower Commemoratives

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   On December 4, 2017, Junior Senator Edward "Ed" Markey (D-MA) introduced a bill (S. 2189) that authorizes the production...

Metal Detectorists Find Silver Coin Treasure Hoard Linked to King “Bluetooth”

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   On April 16, archaeologists in northern Germany announced the discovery of a hoard of about 600 silver coins linked...

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Case

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   It may have been Neil Gorsuch's first day on the bench, but the real news Monday, April 17 (at...

New Set of Swedish Coins and Bank Notes in 2015

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   The Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) announced recently that a new series of Swedish coins and bank notes...

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   What is a So-Called Dollar? It is said that New York coin dealer Thomas Elder first coined...

Austrian Mint Sees Record Sales of Gold, Silver Bullion Coins in...

By Hubert Walker for Coinweek ....   Sales of gold bars and bullion coins at the Austrian Mint in 2015 were up 45% over the previous...

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Link to Part 1 5.) Irene of Athens Like much of the Middle Ages, the history of the...

Egyptian Billionaire, One of Forbes’ Richest in World, Invests Almost $3...

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Naguib Sawiris, the 63-year-old Coptic-Egyptian billionaire, has used half of his $5.7 billion USD (approximately €4.74 billion) net worth...

Collecting Strategies – How Liquid Is Your Coin Collection?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Off the top of your head, can you say how much your collection is worth and Do...