Flashy Carson City Trade Dollar, Finest Known 1922-S Peace Dollar Among Highlights at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Flashy Carson City Trade Dollar, Finest Known 1922-S Peace Dollar Among Highlights at David...

Sunday Auction #1169 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now LIVE and features over 500 lots including 75 Vault Values and 100 No...
Proof Barber Quarters From Hansen Collection at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Proof Barber Quarters From Hansen Collection at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1216 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 650 total lots - including more than 20 Vault...
Major US Rarities and Key Coins at ANA Heritage Platinum Night and Signature Auction

Major US Rarities and Key Coins at ANA Heritage Platinum Night and Signature Auction

Heritage Auction's August 18-22 ANA Signature Auction of US Coins is open for bidding. This auction features an exceptional gathering of numismatic delicacies, sure...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime

Counterfeit 1795 Half Dime Reverse   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Counterfeit half dimes are not particularly common, but NGC graders recently identified a...
Lady Liberty: The Allegory of a Nation

Lady Liberty: The Allegory of a Nation

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   In discussions of our nation’s coinage, the use of a female allegory for Liberty dates back to the...
New £2 Coin Commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands War

New £2 Coin Commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands War

Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands Liberation Featuring the Official Emblem of the Falklands 40th Bi-metal coin available in special color pack...
Latest Platinum, Gold and Silver Coins From CIT Celebrate the Argali

Latest Platinum, Gold and Silver Coins From CIT Celebrate the Argali

Magnificent Argali Platinum Mongolia. 25,000 Togrog 2022. Platinum .9995. 1 oz. 33 mm. Proof. Mintage: 199 pieces. Gold Mongolia. 25,000 Togrog 2022. Gold .9999. 1 oz. 33 mm....
Fresh Collections and Rarities Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2021 California Auction

Fresh Collections and Rarities Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2021 California Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce their June 2021 Showcase Auction, the first event to be hosted at the state-of-the-art auction gallery in...
Ancient Roman Coinage From Republic to Empire

Ancient Roman Coinage From Republic to Empire

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   The coinage of the ancient Romans underwent considerable changes as the government transitioned from a republic to an empire....

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1883 Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit Coin - 1883 Seated Half Dollar   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   A counterfeit coin 1883 half dollar features a large number...
Error Coins Featured in Heritage Showcase Auction October 6

Error Coins Featured in Heritage Showcase Auction October 6

Mint errors — the numismatic byproducts of Murphy's Law — take center stage again in Heritage Auction's latest Error Coinage Showcase Auction. Bidding is...

CoinWeek Readers React to Silver Eagle Sell Out

By CoinWeek .....   On Thursday, February 11, the last Proof American Silver Eagle to feature the iconic Heraldic Eagle reverse by John Mercanti went on...

$250 Buffalo Nickel / Liberty “V” Nickel Grab Bag

By CoinWeek .....   In this episode of CoinWeek Streaming News, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan cracks open a bag of over 100 mixed date Buffalo and...

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

In addition to faring well in internet sales during the month of April, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Las...
ANS Announces Professor Nathan Elkins as Visiting Research Scholar

ANS Announces Professor Nathan Elkins as Visiting Research Scholar

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Nathan Elkins, Associate Professor of Art History at Baylor University, will be joining...
Important Notification for World's Fair of Money Attendees and Dealers Regarding COVID

Important Notification for World’s Fair of Money Attendees and Dealers Regarding COVID

By American Numismatic Association (ANA) ......   First, we wish to sincerely thank our members and member-dealers for helping to make the Chicago World's Fair of...
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...
Silver Lealana 0.1 Bitcoin in Stack’s Bowers November Showcase Auction

Silver Lealana 0.1 Bitcoin in Stack’s Bowers November Showcase Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......     Stack's Bowers Galleries is excited to present a physical Lealana Bitcoin to the passionate communities of...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Last Ancient Coin

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Last Ancient Coin

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   "What was the last ancient coin?" The question is unanswerable. There was no "last” ancient coin, just as there...
Stack’s Bowers to Present Pogue 1804 Dollar in Auction at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Finest 1804 Silver Dollar Sells for $7.68 Million at Stack’s Bowers Auction

The sole finest 1804 Draped Bust silver dollar sold for $7.68 million in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2021 ANA Auction, setting a new...
Help Locate Stolen Coins: Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC, Doug Davis)

Help Locate Stolen Coins: Numismatic Crime Information Center

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Coins Located - International Coordination/Cooperation Thanks to a tip the following coins were...
Asian Coins Showcased in Autumn Heritage Hong Kong Auction

Asian Coins Showcased in Autumn Heritage Hong Kong Auction

The Hong Kong Autumn Showcase Auction from Heritage Auctions is now open for bidding, exclusively at Coins.HA.com. After a successful Showcase auction in April,...

Ancient Greek Coin Design Features – Front Facing Portraiture

Greek Coin - An apparently unique variety (the only specimen known with this magistrate name) of an extremely rare type.   Greek Coin with Front Facing...
Background of the Saint-Gaudens $20 Doube Eagle The Saint-Gaudens double eagle is one of the most famous of all American coin types. Its existence came only at the insistence of President Theodore Roosevelt, who sought for years to beautiful America’s humdrum coin designs. Saint-Gaudens’ involvement in the process was meant to be more far-reaching than it turned out to be. The artist set out to redesign every denomination of America’s circulating coinage but fell seriously ill before this plan could truly come to fruition. In fact, what we have in the form of the Saint Gaudens-designed $10 and $20 gold coins were actually only made possible due to the work of Saint Gaudens’ assistant Henry Hering. The Mint’s first strikings of this $20 design came in the form of two dozen Proofs, which were struck in March, each coin requiring nine impressions to realize the full detail of Saint-Gaudens’ high relief design. The Mint’s engraving department, led by Chief Engraver Charles Barber, was adamant that the high relief models were completely impractical for use in striking circulating coins. Barber is often slandered in numismatic circles as being entitled, hard to deal with, and unprofessional to his peers in the U.S. Mint engraving department and to outside artists. This could not be farther from the truth, and in the case of the double eagle design, he was absolutely correct! All double eagles struck in 1907 and most struck in 1908 lack the motto "In God We Trust" and are referred to as No Motto types. "With Motto" double eagles were struck from 1908 through 1933 when production of the coin was terminated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt's executive orders recalling all privately owned gold. Design The obverse features a full-length image of Liberty, facing forward, with an olive branch in her extended left hand and a raised torch in her extended right hand. Draped in a long, flowing gown, her hair is swept to the left. Some describe her as striding forward; the foot of her left leg rests on a large rock (in front of which are oak leaves), difficult terrain through which to be walking. To Liberty's right, at the bottom of the coin, the sun is visible behind a depiction of the United States Capitol building. Rays from the sun extend upward from behind the Capitol and Liberty to about the level of Liberty's waist. At the top of the coin is the word LIBERTY, the torch separating I and B. Forty-six tiny six-pointed stars (48 stars from 1912 forward) are arrayed just inside the flat rim, forming a circle broken only at the bottom. The date, in 'Arabic' numerals, is at the right bottom, above the rock, and a monogram of the designer's initials ASG is below the date. With Motto Saints were minted in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco; D and S mintmarks are located above the date. The crest of the sun appears again on the reverse, at the bottom with rays extending upward nearly to the top of coin behind a majestic left-facing eagle, wings uplifted in flight. In an arc above the sun is IN GOD WE TRUST, the words separated by centered triangular dots. At the top is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA in a concentric arc next to the flat rim, with TWENTY DOLLARS just below in another arc. The words of both phrases are separated by centered triangular dots, and the text is also in front of the sun's rays. E PLURIBUS UNUM in raised letters, with 13 separating raised stars, is on the edge of the coin.  

Submissions Accepted for ANA Young Numismatist Literary Awards

Submissions for the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) annual Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition are being accepted through April 1. The awards were established to...

Finest Known 1883 No Cent Nickel, Branch Mint Gold Dollars Highlight David Lawrence Rare...

Sunday Auction #1171 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 350 lots, including 50 Vault Values and 50 No...

United States 1940 Jefferson Nickel

Description The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...

Silver Bullion Coin Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Last Morgan, First Peace Dollars

Limited to ONLY 5,000 fine 999. silver bullion 1 oz coins worldwide Unique Reverse Frosted background The Pobjoy Mint is thrilled to announce a...

Catawiki’s Ancient Coins Exclusive Selection Auction Kicks Off April 23

By Catawiki ......   Catawiki is proud to present the Ancient Coins Exclusive Selection auction, which will start on April 23 from 2:00 pm EST onwards...
San Francisco Double Eagles: A Date by Date Analysis Part One - 1854-S $20.00 PCGS AU58 CAC. Images courtesy Doug Winter

San Francisco Double Eagles: A Date by Date Analysis Part One

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I originally published this article in June 2010, and since it's been a long time since I've...
Caribbean, African Banknotes Top Heritage European Paper Money Event

Caribbean, African Banknotes Top Heritage European Paper Money Event

Netherlands World Banknote Auction Includes Elite Collection of Curaçao Notes   An extraordinary selection of notes from nations that at times have been under Dutch control...