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...

Divers Discover $4.5 Mil More 1715 Fleet Gold off Florida Coast

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   It’s been one heck of a treasure hunting season for Brent Brisben. On Wednesday, August 19, Brisben--owner and operator (along...

Agit-Prop on Early Soviet Coins

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek .....   It is rare when a coin can be read like a book, when it actually tells you a story. Most...

Rare U.S. Coins Moderate to Strong in Platinum Night Auction; Markets...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #291 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

Bunny Money: Rabbits and Hares on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz....   THE LEPORIDAE ARE A FAMILY OF MAMMALS, including some 60 species of rabbits and hares. With a wide...

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – The 2015 ANA Show

1849-O G$1 Open Wreath MS65+ PCGS Secure. Gold CAC By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics....   As many of you read, the PRE ANA PNG Show was...

The Underground Success Story: Collecting Circulated Morgan Dollars

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   Six- and seven-figure "trophy" coins and top-tier Registry sets are the stuff of headlines and splashy stories, but such high-end...

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably aware of our advocacy for...

Do Coin Auction Prices Represent “Retail” or “Wholesale” Values?

By Mark Ferguson – MFRareCoins.com for CoinWeek The prices that coins have sold for at auction contain very valuable market information. This information is used...

U.S. Gold Coins – Collector Tips – What Original Gold Coins...

1807 Bust Left $5.00 Graded AU55+ by PCGS By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner .....   Around a year ago, I wrote a blog that discussed...

US Gold Coins – Rare & Exciting “1825/4/1” Half Eagle ...

1825/1 Capped Head Left Half Eagle Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #290 A...

How Liquid Is Your Collection?

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

Eisenhower Coin & Chronicles Set Available Today – Update ….SOLD OUT

2015 Coin & Chronicles Set - Dwight D. Eisenhower By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Sales for the 2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles Set...

The Great Ships of American Coinage

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.... Dedicated to the memory of Chief Petty Officer Virgil Pattin, USN (retired) Outside of the eagle, Lady Liberty...

Carson City Morgan Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Five branch mints were involved in the production of Morgan silver dollars: Philadelphia, Carson City, San Francisco,...

Classic Silver, Dahlonega $2½ Gold, and Carson City U.S. Coins Highlight...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #289 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

Q. David Bowers: Summertime in Numismatics

By Q. David Bowers, Founder of Stack's Bowers   “Summertime and the Living is Easy,” as the song from Porgy and Bess goes. Welcome to my...

2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin “Sells Out” Within Hours...

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Update: The US Mint website states that "This item is available to be ordered now, but it is not...

First Read: Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865-2014.

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature….  Essay by David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek.... Medallic Art of the...

$1 Million Worth of Gold Coins Recovered from 1715 Fleet Shipwreck

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   On Friday, July 24, the Facebook page of a company called 1715 Fleet - Queens Jewels, LLC promised that...

Welcome to Rarities Night, A Stack’s Bowers Galleries Tradition With the...

By Q. David Bowers, Founder - Stack's Bowers Welcome to Rarities Night 2015! This event is always a highlight of our series of auctions with...

Assortment of Rare U.S. Coins to be offered in ANA Platinum...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #288 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

Monster: The Coinage of Caligula

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz....   Oderint, dum metuant (Let them hate, so long as they fear). -- Caligula THE ANNALS OF THE ROMAN HISTORIAN...

Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Outside of a “Bugs Bunny” Franklin half dollar, it’s hard to beat some of the colorful names...

Mike Markowitz to Discuss Ships on Ancient Coins at Whitman Baltimore...

By CoinWeek News Staff....   Historian. Military Analyst. Gentleman game designer. Numismatist. Author Mike Markowitz is many things, and one of those things happens to be CoinWeek’s...

Collectible Coins of the Royal Canadian Mint: 1990-2015

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   After my previous history of the Royal Canadian Mint, I wanted to run through an impromptu (yet...

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

By Harvey Stack and Charles Morgan for CoinWeek....   AN EXHIBIT TO BE REMEMBERED On July 15, 2015 the National Numismatic Collection was returned to the displays at...

Garrett-Kaselitz Coin and 1838-O Liberty Seated Dimes in General

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #286 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

Ancient Coins of Cyprus

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   ON A CLEAR DAY, it’s just possible to see the Turkish shore 40 miles (64 km) away...

Pedigrees & Hoards: Skidaway Island Collection

By Rick Bretz for Coinweek....   Coins coming from personal collections are often given a Pedigree status and this seems to be a growing trend, as...