From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1836 Gobrecht Dollar

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1836 Gobrecht Dollar

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   Another of the holed and repaired fakes, the 1836 Gobrecht Dollar is one of the most...
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...
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...
The Rise and Fall of the Roman Sestertius

The Rise and Fall of the Roman Sestertius

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   After the denarius, the sestertius is the second most commonly recognized coin of the Roman Empire (27 BCE -...
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...
Dolphin Imagery and Olbian Cast Dolphin Coins

Dolphin Imagery and Olbian Cast Dolphin Coins

Fresco of dolphins, c. 1600 BCE, from Knossos, Crete By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The dolphin straddled the Greek worlds of mythology, religion, and the mundane. In...
The Quinarius: An Ancient Roman Coin You've Never Heard of

The Quinarius: An Ancient Roman Coin You’ve Never Heard of

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   ANCIENT ROME ISSUED coins for almost eight centuries. Among the bewildering variety of denominations that circulated during...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Short Timers on Ancient Coins: The Briefest Reigns of Roman Emperors

Short Timers on Ancient Coins: The Briefest Reigns of Roman Emperors

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. —Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part II (1597) ROMAN EMPERORS RARELY wore an...
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...
The Dekadrachm – Athens’ Greatest Coin

The Dekadrachm – Athens’ Greatest Coin

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The coins of Athens are among the most popular and best known of all ancient coins – virtually...
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...
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...
Numismatic Crime - $100,000 Worth of Coins Stolen at Starbucks

Numismatic Crime – $100,000 Worth of Coins Stolen at Starbucks

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Coins and Silver Seized in Arrest The Police Department of Groveland, Florida is...
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...
America's First Silver Dollar - 1794

America’s First Silver Dollar Acquired for $12 Million by GreatCollections

World's Most Valuable Silver Coin and Second-Highest Price Ever Paid for a Rare Coin   An exceedingly rare coin minted in 1794, widely believed to be...
CoinWeek Podcast #165: Mike Markowitz on Byzantine Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #165: Mike Markowitz on Byzantine Coins

The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built - PCGS

Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built – Part 1

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Despite being here for nearly 300 years, no quantifiable gold was ever located by early European explorers in the...
Jeff Garrett: Great Stories Make Coins Great

Jeff Garrett: Great Stories Make Coins Great

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Shortly after finding out that I am a rare coin dealer, new acquaintances will often begin...
Whitman Publishes Q. David Bowers Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins

Whitman Publishes Q. David Bowers Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins

Whitman Publishing announces the upcoming release of A Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins, by Q. David Bowers. The new 448-page book is...
The Truman Library Snyder Coin Collection Robbery and Other Recollections

The Truman Library Snyder Coin Collection Robbery and Other Recollections

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   In March 1962, Treasury Secretary John Snyder donated his 450-piece complete coin collection to the Harry S. Truman Presidential...
Decoplata: The History of .720 Silver in World Coinage

Decoplata: The History of .720 Silver in World Coinage

By Austin Jepsky .....   Sometimes referred to as “Mexican Silver”, coins of a .720 silver fineness at one time or another could be found in...
What Was Hot and What Was Not: The 2021 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

What Was Hot and What Was Not: The 2021 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As recently as 2019, when I wrote my annual State of the Dated Gold Marker report, it...
Jim Bisognani: My 11th Annual NGC Year in Review

Jim Bisognani: My 11th Annual NGC Year in Review – Part 3

Numismatic Market Review by Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   Part 1 | Part 2 The new year is here, and as we approach...
Coins of the Persian Kings of Kings

Coins of the Persian Kings of Kings

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The Persians did not have a coinage system of their own until about 546 BCE when Cyrus the...
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...

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...