Understanding Lincoln Wheat Cents: Issues Worth $1 or Less

Understanding Lincoln Wheat Cents: Issues Worth $1 or Less

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   Lincoln Wheat cents turn up in pocket change, the effects of loved ones, and in rolls of cents tucked...
Numismatic Crime - Coins Stolen in Transit From FedEx

Numismatic Crime – Coins Stolen in Transit From FedEx, USPS

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Major FedEx Theft - Florida to California The contents of a package being...
Washington Crossing the Delaware Quarter

Pocket Change Finds: Washington Crossing the Delaware Quarter

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   With the close of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program earlier this year, a new, legislatively mandated quarter design...
Jim Bisognani: Navigating the Hot Coin Market

10 Ways to Become a Better Coin Collector

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As a dealer who works with collectors who range in experience from total beginners to full-on experts,...
First 2021 Morgan Dollars Sell out in Minutes

First 2021 Morgan Dollars Sell Out in Minutes

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   2021 Morgan dollars with privy marks representing the New Orleans and Carson City Mints became unavailable almost immediately at...
Record Year For Million-Dollar Rare Coins, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

United States 1933 Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   The 1933 double eagle $20 gold coin is one of American Numismatics' most notorious coins. Only...
Charles Morgan: Ten Coins I'd Love to Own

Charles Morgan: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   1794 Flowing Hair Cent (Head of 1794) in AU58 to MS63 The Flowing Hair cent was produced starting at the...
Q. David Bowers: Two Remarkable Finds of US Gold Coins

Q. David Bowers: Two Remarkable Finds of US Gold Coins

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   A Remarkable Find In August of 1908, two boys named James McFarland and John May were swimming...
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...
Numismatic Crime - Help Identify Suspects in Gold Coin Theft

Numismatic Crime – Help Identify Suspects in Gold Coin Theft

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Suspects in Theft of Gold Kruerrands The two females pictured above are responsible...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in March

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in March

By CoinWeek .....   One might think that as March takes its turn in the calendar's monthly procession that the business of the United States Mint might...
Dealers Mark December 18, 2021 as Free Coin Day & Encourage Collectors to Give This Holiday Season

Dealers Mark December 18, 2021 as Free Coin Day & Encourage Collectors to Give...

By CoinWeek ..... Dealers from across the country are getting into the Christmas spirit by dropping silver dollars and gold coins into Salvation Army buckets...
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...

Jeff Garrett: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Jeff Garrett for CoinWeek .....   When asked to write an article about 10 coins I would love to own, my thoughts immediately turned to...

When Dealing With Eisenhower Dollars, Grade Is Everything

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   For better or worse, Whitman’s A Guidebook of United States Coins (the Red Book) is still the gold standard...
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...
Privy Marks Take the Place of Coveted O and CC Mintmarks on Morgan Dollar Reissues

Privy Marks Take the Place of Coveted O and CC Mintmarks on Morgan Reissues

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   At noon on May 24, 2021, the United States Mint will release two .999 fine uncirculated silver dollar coins,...

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

Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in January

By CoinWeek .....   The month of January sets the stage for the new year. Americans go back to work, the wheels of the financial markets...
Weapons on Ancient Coins

Weapons on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   ANCIENT GREEK ARMIES fought mainly with the spear. Roman legions fought mostly with the sword. Persians fought...
What Were the Odds? A Rare 1862 Seated Liberty Dollar in Mint State

What Were the Odds? A Rare 1862 Seated Liberty Dollar in Mint State

By Greg Shishmanian .....   Last year a friend who’s been a coin dealer since the late 1970s shared a story about a shop he visited...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Aksum, by Mike Markowitz

The Coinage of Aksum

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   FIVE DAYS MARCH inland from the Red Sea, on the hilly Tigray Plateau, stands the city of...

History Hidden in Plain Sight: Freemasons on United States Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   According to some, the secretive fraternity of the Freemasons is elitist and anti-democratic. Still others have...
Q. David Bowers: The Curious 1817 Cent With 15 Stars

Q. David Bowers: The Curious 1817 Cent With 15 Stars

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   I have always liked large copper cents. First minted in 1793, they were made continuously until...

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...
Numismatic Crime - Coins Stolen From Dealer's Vehicle, US Mail

Numismatic Crime – Coins Stolen From Dealer’s Vehicle, US Mail

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   USPS - Coins Stolen in Transit, California to Las Vegas A package was...

Numismatic Crime – Million Dollar Bullion Coin Theft

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Million Dollar Coin Burglary at Sunnyvale, California Dealer The Sunnyvale, California Police Department...
Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of February

Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in February

By CoinWeek .....   February may be the shortest month in the calendar year, but it has traditionally been a very busy month for the United...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875 Indian Head Cent

Counterfeit 1875 Indian Head Cent Indian Head Cent By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Many Chinese counterfeits are made from dies that are...
Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint in the 19th Century

Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint in the 19th Century

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The purpose of the United States Mint is to make money. And no, I don't just mean striking coins...