The Coins of Ancient Rhodes

The Coins of Ancient Rhodes

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Situated on an important trade route between the Greek mainland and Ionian colonies in Turkey, the island of Rhodes...
Jewish-American Hall of Fame Offers Medal Honoring Ukrainian President Zelensky

Jewish-American Hall of Fame Offers Medal Honoring Ukrainian President Zelensky

100% of the profits will be contributed to help Ukrainians in their homeland and as refugees   The non-profit Jewish-American Hall of Fame has commissioned Jim...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of May

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of May

By CoinWeek .....   Summer gets underway in May and for some Americans, this is a period of rest and relaxation. Not so for the United States...

Watch: Paper Money Stashed Away Since the 1960s

In this episode of the CoinWeek Live Stream, Editor Charles Morgan shows off nearly 50 notes from a recently discovered hoard of paper money...
The Coin Analyst: US Mint Official Discusses Recent Sellouts, Enrollments, and Increased Demand

The Coin Analyst: US Mint Official Discusses Recent Sellouts, Enrollments, and Increased Demand

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Almost every year, the United States Mint releases certain products that sell out quickly, especially if they have...
Mythology and Ancient Coins

Mythology and Ancient Coins

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   The mythology of ancient Greece and Rome is vast, and many volumes have been written on it over the...
The East India Company and Its Coins

The East India Company and Its Coins

The East India Company's classic coins included Gold Mohur, Silver Rupiya, Pagoda, Anna, Fanams and Cash Four centuries ago ships set sail in search of...
The Evolution of the Design of the Hapsburg Spanish 8 Real

The Evolution of the Design of the Hapsburg Spanish 8 Real

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   First struck in 1497, the Spanish 8 Real quickly rose to prominence and became emblematic of a truly global...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Family of Constantine the Great

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Family of Constantine the Great

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Constantine’s family was large and complex. Both he and his father had sired children with two different women, thus...
Numismatic Crime - Help Find and Identify Coin Theft Suspects

Numismatic Crime – Help Find and Identify Coin Theft Suspects

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Pawn Shop Robbery - Owner Severely Beaten The owner of a pawn shop...
A Brief Exploration of Patriotic Civil War Tokens

A Brief Exploration of Patriotic Civil War Tokens

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   One common social impact of warfare is the general breakdown of confidence in a nation’s economic system. While seen...
Ancient Coins of the Kingdom of Sophene

Ancient Coins of the Kingdom of Sophene

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   The Kingdom of Sophene is another one of those ancient countries that has not received very much attention from...
The Coin Analyst: Collecting Modern Ukrainian Coins

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Modern Ukrainian Coins

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Until the Russian Invasion of Ukraine that began on February 24, Ukrainian coins were most widely collected in...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of April

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of April

By CoinWeek .....   Big things are always happening at the United States Mint, but the month of April sees the beginning and end of some very...
The Coins of Medieval Serbia - Mike Markowitz

The Coins of Medieval Serbia

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The Balkans produce more history than they can consume. — Attributed to Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) THE SLAVS BEGAN migrating into...
Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: Cuba in the 20th Century

Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: Cuba in the 20th Century

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Due to its geographical proximity to the US, the island of Cuba has always held a strategic position in...

Language and the Successful Circulation of Money in the United States

By Jesse Kraft for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Prior to the adoption of the United States dollar with the Mint Act of 1792, the...

Unusual Items: US Mint ‘Gold Disks’ Made for Oil Payments to Saudi Arabia

By CoinWeek .....   One of the things we find most exciting about reporting on the numismatic marketplace is coming across those things we either didn’t...
The Ancient Coins of Mithridates

The Ancient Coins of Mithridates

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Mithridates VI Eupator (b.120 - d.63 BCE) was born into Pontic royalty under an auspicious sign. Justinus relays, in...
Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: Fighting a Global War

Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: Fighting a Global War

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Money is the fuel that facilitates the global economy, and at no point is this more important than during...
Seated Liberty Dollars Are Much Rarer Than Morgan and Peace Dollars

Seated Liberty Dollars Are Much Rarer Than Morgan and Peace Dollars

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Liberty Seated Dollars, designed by United States Mint Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht, were issued from 1840 to 1873 and were...
Numismatic Crime - Coin Theft Suspects in Custody - NCIC

Numismatic Crime – Coin Theft Suspects in Custody

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Theft of Jewelry, Rolex Watches at Long Beach Coin Show Long Beach Police...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Claudius

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Claudius

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   I, Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus This-that-and-the-other (for I shall not trouble you yet with all my titles,) who...
Behind the Curtain at Douglas Winter Numismatics: March 2022

Behind the Curtain at Douglas Winter Numismatics: March 2022

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Many of the ultra-rare coins we sell never make it onto the DWN website. Every now and...
Jim Bisognani: Conversations With Two Numismatists in Ukraine

Jim Bisognani: Conversations With Two Numismatists in Ukraine

The hobby perseveres in a war zone, and a quick look at the pre-1933 US gold coin market   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market...
Dispatches From a Week in Numismatics - Charles Morgan

Dispatches From a Week in Numismatics

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   Hello, CoinWeek readers. As we wrap up the final days of winter, I thought I'd write a few words...
The Ancient Greek Coins of Paeonia

The Ancient Greek Coins of Paeonia

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   I consider myself well-read in ancient Greek history, but I have to admit that I wasn’t very familiar with...
Hyperinflation: Five Banknotes That Signaled Economic Catastrophe

Hyperinflation: Five Banknotes That Signaled Economic Catastrophe

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   What is inflation? Basically, inflation is the rate, usually measured yearly, at which prices increase. When controlled by financial...
Coin Profiles - The 1850 $5 Moffat Gold Coin - A Curious Liberty

Coin Profiles – The 1850 $5 Moffat Gold Coin – A Curious Liberty

Moffat Gold Coin - Imagine this for a moment: private issuance of currency isn’t frowned upon. In fact, it’s legal. There is an abundance...

Evaluating Safe Preservation Methods for Proof Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   For as long as there have been Proof coins, there have been collectors trying to preserve them. Proof coins,...