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. CoinWeek...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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...

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 Coin Analyst: 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets Sell Out in...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   The widely and eagerly-anticipated 25th Anniversary American Silver Eagle sets sold out on October 27 in 4 ½ hours,...

CoinWeek IQ: Three Things You Should Know Before You Start to...

Medals are a vital area of numismatics, but their complexity and scope can seem intimidating for collectors looking to branch out away from coins....

The Advertising of ‘Choice’ or ‘Gem’ Uncertified Coins

News and Analysis of scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #49 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds While I often write about topics...

Million Dollar Coins, Part 1: 1792 Patterns

The First American Cent - Bushnell-Parmelee-Jenks-Col. Green 1792 Birch Cent - Choice AU-58 (PCGS) A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets,...

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...

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...

First Read: Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in...

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Michael E. Marotta for CoinWeek .....   Chopmarked Coins: A History;...

Coin Collecting: How Large Is The Rare Coin Market?

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. It's pretty clear that rare coins and currency is a multi-billion 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...

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...

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Link to Part 1 5.) Irene of Athens Like much of the Middle Ages, the history of the...

How to Buy Rare Coins on eBay Auctions

by Ross W. Bailey, From The E-Gobrecht The Electronic Newsletter of the LIBERTY SEATED COLLECTORS CLUB This article distills the lessons gleaned from my ten years...

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...

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...

PCGS Announces New Anti-Counterfeiting Coin Holder. VIDEO: 9:04

PCGS and DuPont Authentication Collaborate to Combat Global Counterfeiting Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGS.com) of Santa Ana, California and DuPont Authentication, Inc. of Wilmington, Delaware...

The First Coins Struck in The Original Thirteen Colonies: Massachusetts (‘NE’)...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #225 A CoinWeek Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds…. The original thirteen...

Numismatic History: The Loss of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet

By Phil Flemming and Ben Costello - 1715 Fleet Society .......   Prelude to History In the early morning hours of July 31, 1715, one of the...

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...