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 Ancient Coins of Kephallenia

The Ancient Coins of Kephallenia

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Kephallenia is the sixth-largest island of Greece and the largest in the Ionian Sea. It is located opposite the...
Helena, the First Christian Pilgrim

Helena, the First Christian Pilgrim

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   Some years ago, on a visit to Rome, my wife and I searched out the church of Santa Croce...
Carl Subak – A Century of Roman Coin Collecting

Carl Subak – A Century of Roman Coin Collecting

By Susan Subak .....   While coins and the hobby itself are often passed down through the generations, few people can claim almost a century of...
Tubman, Jackson, and Boggs: How Art Predicted the Future of US Paper Money

Tubman, Jackson, and Boggs: How Art Predicted the Future of US Paper Money

By Robert Cavalier and Wayne Homren .....   J.S.G. Boggs The proposed Harriet Tubman $20 bill would not be the first time the famed abolitionist and women’s...
R.S. YEOMAN ON THE SUBJECT OF COIN BOARDS, courtesy Whitman Publishing

Coin Board News Number 62 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange - www.coincollectingboards.com .....   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 62 — Spring 2022   COLD TURKEY I haven’t been able to buy...
A Brief History of the Swiss Shooting Thaler

A Brief History of the Swiss Shooting Thaler

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Switzerland, a country known today as the land of neutrality, was once one of the world’s most militant cultures,...
Medieval Coins of Portugal

Medieval Coins of Portugal

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Portugal, a small, narrow country on the Atlantic coast of the Iberian peninsula ... was created during the Christian...

Ancient Coins Depict First Fruits for Shavout

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   This year the Jewish Holiday of Shavout, also called Weeks or Pentecost, begins the evening of Sunday, May 16. In...
Remembering Numismatic Icon Harvey Stack, Co-Founder of Stack's Bowers

Remembering Numismatic Icon Harvey Stack, Co-Founder of Stack’s Bowers

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   It was with great sadness that I received the news that Harvey Stack, a longtime friend of CoinWeek and...
Hard to Find Mint State 1859-O Gold Double Eagle at GreatCollections

Hard to Find Mint State 1859-O Gold Double Eagle at GreatCollections

More than 80 bids have been recorded in the sale of an uncirculated 1859-O $20 gold double eagle being offered by GreatCollections.com. Certified MS-60...
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,...
Eagles on Ancient Coins

Eagles on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   MAJESTIC, POWERFUL, SWIFT, and intelligent, the eagle has held a strong grip on human imagination since the...
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...

A “Long-Lost” Lord St. Oswald 1794 Half Cent Reappears

By Ron Guth .....   In 1795, an Englishman named William Strickland returned to his home following a sightseeing trip to America that began in 1794....

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...
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...
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...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Trebizond

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Trebizond

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The coinage of Trebizond supplies an instance, not very rare in numismatics, of a currency of great abundance remaining...

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...
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...

Coin Photography: A Photo is Worth 1,000 Words (Except When It’s Not Enough)

A revisited guest blog on Coin Photography from Jenna Van Valen, photographer at DWN. We’ve all heard the numismatic mantra, “Buy the coin, not the...

CoinWeek Podcast #153: Collecting Currency with Arthur Friedberg

CoinWeek Podcast #153: Collecting Currency with Arthur Friedberg Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek...

The Real Model for Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty on the $20 Double Eagle

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 2017 to mark the 225th anniversary of the founding of the United States Mint in 1792, a $100 gold...
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...

Fabled Gardin Fraser Design Recommended for New Washington Quarter Obverse

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   Ninety years after it was originally submitted to the Secretary of the Treasury, a version of the Laura Gardin...
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...
Coin Collecting Merit Badge Tips for Teachers and Scouts

Coin Collecting Merit Badge Tips for Teachers and Scouts

By CoinWeek .....   The Coin Collecting Merit Badge should be a fun, rewarding, and educational experience for scouts. And it not only teaches them about...
United States Mint Begins Shipping First American Women Quarters Program Coins

United States Mint Begins Shipping First American Women Quarters Program Coins

The United States Mint has begun shipping the first coins in the American Women Quarters (AWQ) Program. These circulating quarters honoring Maya Angelou are...
The Changing Iconography of Byzantine Gold Coins

The Changing Iconography of Byzantine Gold Coins

By Elena Stolyarik for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The Byzantine Empire, which lasted more than a thousand years, had one of the most monetized...