The Rise and Fall of the Franklin Mint

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek .... In 2016, the meteoric career of the Franklin Mint (FM) has ended in Never-Never-Land as a dusty footnote...

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

Investors, on the other hand... By Guest Columnist Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   If you’re seeing small, white spots on your American Silver Eagles and wonder...

The Coin Analyst – What’s the Best Way to Invest in...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ..... I often hear newer coin collectors and silver investors ask what is the best way to buy silver. There are...

Medieval Numismatics: Coins of the Crusaders

Crusaders coins survive in surprising abundance and have much to tell us about this distant era, which has so many parallels to contemporary events. By...

U.S. Silver Dollars of 1797

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #198 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

The Coin Analyst: All You Need to Know About the 30th...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   The American Silver Eagle turns 30 years old in 2016. To honor the special occasion, the United States Mint...

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...

Five Mistakes I’ve Made (and Learned from) as a Collector

Have you ever had a less-than-brilliant coin collecting moment that you aren’t very proud of? Well take heart, fellow traveler - we’ve all "been...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of Julius Caesar

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

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Vatican Coins Can Be Rewarding in Many...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Located within the city of Rome in Italy, Vatican City, or the Vatican, is the smallest independent country in...

Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins

The Fitzwilliam Museum - Cambridge, England By Mike Markowitz for Coinweek .... Ancient Coin Series   AS COLLECTORS OF ANCIENT COINS, one of the most Frequently Asked Questions we encounter...

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...

Collecting US Coins – Modern Rarities: 1982 & 1983 Souvenir Coin...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   The United States Mint has released hundreds of products for coin collectors over the last four decades. Yet four...

The Coinage of Aksum

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Where the south declines towards the setting sun lies the country called Ethiopia, the last inhabited land...

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...

Philippine Coinage Under U.S. Administration

By Lance Tchor - Founder and Co-President, WINGS® Coins LLC ......   American was propelled into war with Spain after an explosion that sank the battleship...

Ancient Coins – Charon’s Obol Coins for the Dead

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   My advice for those who die, Declare the pennies on your eyes -- The Beatles, “Taxman”, Revolver (1966) IN THE...

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...

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...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. coins in the $1000 to...

News and Analysis:  scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #41 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Today’s column features recommendations for collectors. Last...

Coin Auctions – The ANA Rarities Night, Part 4: U.S. Mint...

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #125 ….. From Aug. 4th to...

Industry Insider: IRS Reporting Rules for Cash Transactions and Precious Metals

By Richard Schwary - California Numismatic Investments The question of what is reportable when buying or selling precious metals is the most popular of all...

Understanding Classic U.S. Coins and Building Excellent Coin Collections, Part 2:...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #186 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds This...

The Maria Theresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part...

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek....   The broad silver coin known everywhere today as the Maria Theresa taler is familiar to many numismatists in the...

Philosopher King: The Coinage of Marcus Aurelius

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Begin the morning by saying to thyself, I shall meet with the busy-body, the ungrateful, arrogant, deceitful,...

The 1615-16 Coins of Bermuda (Sommer Islands): The First English Coins...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #226 A CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds In...

English Gold Noble Coins of King Edward III (1327-77)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #342 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

Comprehensive Market Study Reveals CAC Price Premiums

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com ...... Market Study Background It’s common knowledge that CAC verified coins have been selling for premium prices since the...

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...