Five Mint Mark Positions on Jefferson Nickels

Five Mint Mark Positions on Jefferson Nickels

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   At least three United States Mint coins still in use today have seen two significantly different mint mark positions,...
20,000-Year-Old Mungo Footprints Commemorated on Coins From Royal Australian Mint

20,000-Year-Old Mungo Footprints Commemorated on Coins From Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint ......   The Mungo footprints, in the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area, are the oldest preserved footprints ever found in Australia...
Big Beard Yuan Shih-Kai Transitional Chinese Pattern Coin in Stack's Bowers December Collectors Auction

“Big Beard” Chinese Pattern Coin Realizes $780,000 in Stack’s Bowers Sale

An extremely rare Chinese pattern certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) has realized $780,000 at a Stack's Bowers auction. It was the top coin...
December 8 Heritage Showcase Auction of Collectible Modern Coins and Bullion

December 8 Heritage Showcase Auction of Collectible Modern Coins and Bullion

Bidding is now open in Heritage's Showcase Auction of Modern Collectible US Coins and Bullion, with the concluding live session scheduled for 6 PM...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel   Altered Date and Added Mintmark - The 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel is often altered, but diagnostics can aid in finding the counterfeits.   There...
Una and the Lion Leads NGC-Certified SINCONA British Collection

NGC-Certified Una and the Lion Helps English Rarities Realize $8.9 Million

With an "Una and the Lion" leading the way, a stunning collection of hundreds of rare English coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC)...
Beautifully Ugly Coin Portraiture

Beautifully Ugly Coin Portraiture

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   When it comes to coins, what do we mean when we call a numismatic portrait ugly? Are we talking...

The Numismatic Versus: Comparing Coin Collecting Methods

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Cats versus dogs. Coke versus Pepsi. Good versus evil. You get my point: two camps competing for...
Spectacular 1886 Morgan Dollar Die Cap Error to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

Spectacular 1886 Morgan Dollar Die Cap Error to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

Famous coin one of Amon Carter’s personal favorites   One of the greatest error coins known, the 1886 Morgan Dollar Obverse Die Cap graded PCGS MS64,...

United States 1999 Connecticut 50 State Quarter

Between 1999 and 2008, the 50 State Quarters circulating commemorative coin program honored each state in the order in which it joined the Union....
Ancient Roman Coins Highlight Heritage Showcase Auctions

Ancient Roman Coins Highlight Heritage Showcase Auctions

Ed's Treasures Ancient Coins Showcase The Ed's Treasures Collection of Ancient Coins Showcase auction comes from a single collection of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine coins....
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in October 2021

Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in October 2021

In addition to faring well in internet sales during the month of October, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Dallas...
Coin Board News Number 61 - For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Coin Board News Number 61 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange - www.coincollectingboards.com .....   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 61 — Winter 2022   MAJOR DISCOVERY Your eyes do not deceive you......
American Alligator Featured on High Relief Coin From CIT

American Alligator Featured on High Relief Coin From CIT

American Alligator Palau. 5 Dollars 2022. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 2022. Special Technology: smartminting® (Ultra High Relief) combined with partial color...
NGC-Certified Russian Coin Realizes Over $500,000 in SINCONA Sale

NGC-Certified Russian Coin Realizes Over $500,000 in SINCONA Sale

A Russian coin led a group of 10 rarities certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) that each realized prices over $100,000 in a pair...
Künker to Offer Historic Auction Catalogs From Alain Poinsignon Library

Künker to Offer Historic Auction Catalogs From Alain Poinsignon Library

Historical Testimonies of the International Coin Trade at Künker from 7 to 9 December 2021, part 3 of the Alain Poinsignon Library will be...
New Australian Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Tamworth Country Music Festival

New Australian Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Tamworth Country Music Festival

By Royal Australian Mint ......   A new commemorative coin has been minted to mark the 50th anniversary of one of the world’s biggest music festivals,...
Finest 1913 Nickel Acquired by GreatCollections in $13 Million “Big Three” Thanksgiving Transaction

Finest 1913 Nickel Acquired by GreatCollections in $13 Million “Big Three” Thanksgiving Transaction

The “Big Three” Includes the 1913 Nickel, 1894-S Dime & 1804 Silver Dollar   GreatCollections has acquired the finest 1913 Liberty Head Nickel, graded PCGS PR66...

United States 1964-D Jefferson Nickel

The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Suspect Counterfeit 1799 Bust Dollar

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Suspect Counterfeit 1799 Bust Dollar

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In my previous article, I discussed examples that include matching "attribution" marks - circulation marks like...
Twelve Caesars Collection of Roman Coins Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Twelve Caesars Collection of Roman Coins Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1199 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now LIVE and features 545 total lots - including 25 Vault Values and 155...
Stack’s Bowers Official Auctioneer of MIF Paper Money Fair in Valkenburg, Netherlands

Stack’s Bowers Official Auctioneer of MIF Paper Money Fair in Valkenburg, Netherlands

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, known for selling at auction the most valuable paper money and coin collections worldwide, is thrilled to announce their sponsorship of...
Final Coin in Queen's Beasts Series Features Falcon of Plantagenets

Final Coin in Queen’s Beasts Series Features Falcon of Plantagenets

Final release in 10-coin series features “The Falcon of the Plantagenets” Low issue limit of 2,750 for £2 bi-metal coin Also available in...
Curiosities of the United States Paper Money Cabinet, Part II

Curiosities of the United States Paper Money Cabinet, Part II

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Link to Part I As we continue our exploration of miscellaneous paper issues from the United States,...

Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of December

By CoinWeek .....   The month of December has historically been a time for Americans to take it easy, spend time with their family, celebrate the...
A Coin That Personifies the "New Rare Gold Market" - 1888 $5.00 PCGS MS65 CAC, Old Green Holder. Image courtesy Stack's Bowers Galleries

A Coin That Personifies the “New Rare Gold Market”

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Stack’s Bowers recently sold at auction a United States gold coin that I think really sums up...
‘Big Island Collection’ of Hawaiian Coins, Tokens in Heritage Auctions US Coins Event

‘Big Island Collection’ of Hawaiian Coins, Tokens in Heritage Auctions US Coins Event

Offered selection includes items used during coins shortage   As the song says, “Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas day...”...
United States Mint Announces 2022 Native American $1 Coin Reverse Design

United States Mint Announces 2022 Native American $1 Coin Reverse Design

The United States Mint has officially announced the design for the 2022 Native American $1 Coin. The 2022 Native American $1 Coin will commemorate...
Big Beard Yuan Shih-Kai Transitional Chinese Pattern Coin in Stack's Bowers December Collectors Auction

Bearded Yuan Shih-Kai Transitional Coin in Stack’s Bowers December Collectors Auction

By Nicholas Fritz - Numismatist, World and Ancient Coins, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The December Hong Kong Collectors Choice Auction of Asian Coins from Stack's...
A Brief Guide to the Hearts of Potosí

A Brief Guide to the Hearts of Potosí

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   First struck in 1693, the Hearts of Potosí are fascinating numismatic rarities that still command interest even after three...