The Coins That Killed Caesar

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The year 45 BCE ended with Gaius Julius Caesar being the most powerful man in the most powerful...

The Tetradrachms of Athens (and Athena)

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   A long time ago, the goddess Athena purchased the naming rights to the town now known as Athens....

The Medieval English Coins of the Wars of the Roses

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The late medieval monarchies of Europe were fundamentally fragile and prone to civil disorder. Political stability and harmony depended...

What are the “Keys” to the Clad Roosevelt Dime Series?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Eight years ago, we took a deep dive into the clad years of the Roosevelt dime...

Reading Ancient Roman Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ANCIENT ROMANS WERE practical-minded people; they didn’t like wasted effort. Every letter on an ancient Roman coin die was...

CoinWeek Podcast #237: The Gold Standard in Kubrick’s The Shining

  CoinWeek Podcast #237: The Gold Standard in Kubrick's The Shining Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe...

The Curious Case of the Condition Census 1879-CC Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   In February 2020, I purchased an important Condition Census 1879-CC eagle from the Jacobson Collection sale conducted...

Ancient Greek Coins – Agathokles’ Victory

Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BCE. Silver Tetradrachm By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Agathokles was the last of the larger-than-life rulers of...

Numismatics in Videogames – Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Numismatics remains ever-present in pop culture By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Several years ago, we took a look at the depiction of...

The Coinage of Rhegium

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   FOR CENTURIES, THE narrow Strait of Messina that separates Sicily from the toe of Italy...

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...

From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   The year 1949 saw the culmination of the long, bloody Chinese civil war that had begun in...

The Ancient Coins of Phanes

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The first coins to be struck appeared c. 650 BCE in what is now western Turkey. These coins...

CoinWeek Podcast #145: Ancient Coin Weight Standards

  CoinWeek Podcast #145: Ancient Coin Weight Standards Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...

Coin Board News Number 57 – For Collectors of Antique Coin...

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange - www.coincollectingboards.com ..... For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 57 — Winter 2021 Annual Update Issue   A YEAR OF MINIMAL CHANGE Yes,...

Ancient Roman Coins – Vespasian Aureus Buried at Pompeii

Vespasian. 69-79 CE. AV Aureus - Rome Mint - Struck 70 CE   Aureus Buried at Pompeii by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Mt....

The Coin Analyst: Why Were the 2020 Libertads Delayed So Long?

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Sometimes studying a modern coin series can involve solving a mystery. One such mystery is exactly why the popular...

The Last Coins of the Roman Empire

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The Roman Empire began on January 16, 27 BCE when the Roman Senate conferred the titles Augustus and...

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 connotation...

CoinWeek Podcast #144: A Priceless Treasure Coin Comes to the Block

CoinWeek Podcast #144: A Priceless Treasure Coin Comes to the Block Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or...

Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Second “Family” of Struck Fake Draped Bust...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   As I noted in my past CoinWeek article on the 1795 "off-center" Bust dollar fakes, my...

Roman Coins From the War Against Hannibal

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The Second Punic War began when the Carthaginian general Hannibal invaded Italy in 218 BCE. Hannibal ravaged Italy with...

Results Analysis of the Donald G. Partrick Collection of Connecticut Copper...

By Ron Guth .....   On November 1, 2020, Heritage Auctions sold the Connecticut Copper collection assembled by Donald G. Partrick. This was a highly anticipated...

Salome and the Rarity of Coins Featuring People From The Bible

By Michael Beall for CoinWeek .....   Portraits of important persons in ancient times are among the most sought-after pieces of ancient coinage, though key biblical...

CoinWeek Podcast #143: Innovation Past, Present and Future: PCGS and NFC...

   CoinWeek Podcast #143: Innovation Past, Present, and Future: PCGS and NFC with Brett Charville Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the...

Tyras & Chersonesus: Ancient Greek Coins of the Black Sea’s Northern...

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   This is the second article in a series on the Greek colonies on the northern coast of the Black...

CoinWeek Streaming News: Classic Silver – the 1883-CC Morgan Dollar

 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,...

Coin Profiles – Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – Electrotype 1804...

Reposted Article by Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek .....   A new type of the 1804 Dollar, which is often referred to as "The King of American...

Where Does Waldo Newcomer Fit Among the All-Time Great Collections of...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   By all measures an enormously successful man, legendary U.S. coin collector Waldo C. Newcomer was born...

Ancient Coins: War and Peace – The Sikyon Stater

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Sikyon was located in the northern Peloponnesus and was known in antiquity for its industries, including...