Bad Money – Ancient Counterfeiters and Their Fake Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series on Ancient Counterfeiters by Mike Markowitz ....   Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur "The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived." --...

The Real Diehl – An Unclassified Peek Inside the Fort Knox...

The Real Diehl is a column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ………..  The public image of the United States Bullion Depository at...

The Coinage of Carthage

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek.... Ancient Coin Series   MOST OF WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT CARTHAGE was written by their enemies--first the Greeks, then the Romans. They...

The 2016-W Silver Eagle From the West Point Mint Hoard Explained

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The West Point Mint Hoard of Silver Eagles. In a surprise move, the United States Mint announced in late 2019 that...

British Rarities Rank Among the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

By Dennis Tucker for Whitman Publishing ......   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced in April 2020 that its London affiliate, NGC UK, has certified a 1952...

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...

Jeff Garrett: Bidding at Auction, in Person and Online

The numismatic auction market is alive and well, with recent auctions proving its strength and resilience   Numismatic Auctions by Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation...

Ancient Coins – Elephants on Ancient Coinage

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   STRONG, INTELLIGENT AND LONG-LIVED - yet surprisingly gentle - elephants have long exerted a powerful hold over...

Silver Coins – Why Every American Should Own Silver

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ......   Every American should own at least a little silver. No weaseling around, no exceptions. What kind of radical declaration is...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Horses on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   MORE THAN ANY OTHER ANIMAL (except perhaps the dog), the horse is beloved for its strength, intelligence,...

Ancient Coins : Lydian Gold Considered the First Coins in the...

Lydian coinage is considered to be among the very first coins ever produced and used.   By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo...

1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Steve Estes (http://www.steveestes.com) is a Portland, Oregon dealer who has in been in business since 1963, and who specializes in...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Twelve Caesars

By Mike Markowitz .....   Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed. That he is grown so great? -- Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2 Julius...

Why the Booker T. Washington and Carver Washington Commemorative Half Dollars...

Commemorative Coins by Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... I’ve written about commemorative coins before. I wrote about what they are, and why we collect...

The Coin Analyst: 2018’s Most Profitable Modern Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   As the end of 2018 nears, it is a good time to consider which modern coins and sets were...

David W. Lange on the Enduring Appeal of the Lincoln Cent

By David W. Lange for Whitman Publishing ......   Like most numismatists of my generation, I discovered the hobby of collecting coins through the Lincoln cent...

Silver Coins – Low Budget Silver Coin Investing and Collecting

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ......   At current spot prices in the $15/ounce range, silver isn't the screaming bargain it was over a decade ago...

The Image of Jesus on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   As with politicians, nothing is more important to gods than image ... Perhaps this is the secret...

Is US Government Gold Price Suppression Illegal?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com In my constant complaints about the US government, its trading partners, and allies suppressing gold...

Classic US Gold Coins – The Newbie’s Lament: What Should I...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   For new collectors of vintage United States gold coins, one of the most puzzling questions to...

Hot Lips and Scar Face: Two Dramatic 1888-O Morgan Dollar Varieties

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   In my previous sortie into VAM territory, I mentioned the 1888-O “Hot Lips” variety of Morgan dollar....

The Coin Analyst: China Strives to Make Silver Pandas as Popular...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Each year modern world coin collectors eagerly await the release of the latest Panda coins from China, which are made...

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...

Sea Creatures on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ANCIENT PEOPLE WHO lived around the shores of the Mediterranean were intimately familiar with the...

Coin Submission Success Strategies

Coin Submission Success Strategies By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker .....   If you’re anything like me, then you occasionally put in a coin submission to...

Ancient Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great

Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BC, Stater By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   With no mass media, ancient...

Why is a 1907 $10 Gold piece worth more than $2...

News and Analysis on, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #39 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Last week, I wrote about the auction of...

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...

Merit Gold & Silver Lawsuit: Third Bullion Firm Targeted Under California...

From CoinWeek reported by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ......... On February 13, 2014, the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office filed a consumer protection lawsuit...

Ancient Gold Coins : The First Circulating Gold Coinage and...

Ancient Gold Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   From the The Colosseo Collection   The First Circulating Coinage Little is known about this mysterious...