The Coin Analyst: Jackie Kennedy Gold Coin Mintage Announced and Spouse...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... Jacqueline Kennedy Coin Mintage On October 16 the U.S. Mint issued a news release to numismatic editors and writers regarding the...

Small Change: The Tiniest Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   “Parva Ne Pereant” IN 2014, THE BRITISH Royal Mint issued a gold proof 50p coin only eight mm...

The Coin Analyst – World Coins Edition: Libertad Proof Sets and...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... 7-piece Libertad proof sets released Last month, I discussed the extensive delays at the Mexican Mint (Casa de Moneda) with respect to production of...

CAC buys Eliasberg 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar for $646,250 at auction...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #245 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds... Morgan Silver Dollars were minted...

Brilliant Concepts – Uphill Labor, Creating the 1983 ANA Catalog

By David Thomason Alexander  for  CoinWeek …. Cataloging the 1983 ANA auction was a “white water rapids” experience. This was most important sale to be held...

CoinWeek Ancient Coins Series: The Ancient Coinage of Crete

Labyrinths and Minotaurs and Bulls, Oh My! CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   FOR THE ANCIENT GREEKS, CRETE was a place of myth and...

Central Virginia Coin Club President Jim Ransom (1943-2014)

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek... James Jerome “Jim” Ransom, Sr., President of the Central Virginia Coin Club, died October 6 after suffering a massive heart...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update for October

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek... U.S. Mint News in October: A busy month... Silver Eagle rationing? Last week the U.S. Mint sold 2.742 million American silver...

Classic U.S. Coins: The Rarity of 1843-O Liberty Seated Dimes

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #244 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds... In a discussion in 2012,...

Mike Getlin: Google Killed Merit Gold

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   Last night I got an email from Mike Getlin, former Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of...

193: The Year of Five Emperors

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   The Death of Commodus IN RIDLEY SCOTT'S FILM GLADIATOR (2000), demented emperor Commodus (played by Joaquin Phoenix) is...

A Crown and Taler Man, Reflections on Dr. John S. Davenport

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek.... Rarely does a single individual become identified so completely with any area of numismatics as did Dr. John S....

The Quiet 1805 Half Dime, with discussion of the Pittman coin...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #243 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds.... Most people have never heard...

Tuvalu and the Perth Mint: World Coins from an Island Nation

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   At first glance, it seems strange that a country like Tuvalu issues world-class commemorative and bullion coins....

The Coin Analyst: Gold and Silver Prices Could Reverse Soon

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek It’s been quite a while since I devoted a column to the precious metals scene.  I feel now is an...

What Does a Virtually “Perfect” 19th Century Gold Coin Look Like?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com The majority of the coins I deal with are imperfect. They were struck by crude machinery, in often difficult circumstances, by...

Numismatic Quick Hits: Virginia Numismatic Association Annual Convention + Roman Coin...

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   The VNA Annual Convention Over the weekend, Charles travelled to Fredericksburg, Virginia to take in the Virginia Numismatic...

First Read: 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... 100 Greatest U.S. Modern...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part IV

By David Provost for CoinWeek.... Previous installments of this article can be found here: Part I, Part II, Part III. The third session of the House hearings...

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 6: Three Dollar Gold...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #242   A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

Monaco Rare Coin puts Brasher Doubloon on Display and Restrikes Minted...

Adam Crum, Vice President, Monaco Rare Coin Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com....... Monaco Rare Coins recently purchased the finest known Brasher Gold Doubloon from 1787 and displayed...

Ancient Coins: What about Sparta?

Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek… Spartans disdained many things that other ancient Greeks valued. One of these things was money. Hundreds of different Greek cities...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part III

By David Provost for CoinWeek.... Parts I and II of this article can be found here: Part I and Part II.   The original bill calling for commemorative coins...

Bill Motto: A Memoriam

by Douglas Winter  - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. A good guy passed away yesterday and I’d like to share some thoughts about him. William “Bill” Motto was the CEO...

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 5: ‘With Motto’ Liberty...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #241 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

Fundamentals of Coin Collecting and Coin Investing

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.....   Fundamentals of Coin Collecting In my opinion coin and stamp collecting are the greatest hobbies ever conceived. Those of us involved in...

CoinWeek Q&A with Former Congressman Mike Castle

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   Congressman Mike Castle served as governor of the state of Delaware from 1985 to 1992 and served almost 18...

As Legal Issues Mount, Merit Gold Customers Seek Relief

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… In CoinWeek’s initial report on Merit Gold and Silver, we wrote that the Santa Monica City’s Attorney’s...

David T. Alexander: Launching a Coin Cataloger

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek.... Becoming a functioning numismatic auction cataloger requires a great deal of hands-on learning. Years of reading and reviewing numismatic...

The Real Diehl: Let’s Get Real About the Issue of First...

The Real Diehl is a regularly-appearing column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. Are There Really “First Strikes”, “ Releases”, and...