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...
Beautifully Ugly Coin Portraiture

Beautifully Ugly Coin Portraiture

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   When it comes to coins, what do we mean when we call a numismatic portrait ugly? Are we talking...
Coin Board News Number 61 - For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Coin Board News Number 61 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange - www.coincollectingboards.com .....   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 61 — Winter 2022   MAJOR DISCOVERY Your eyes do not deceive you......

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

By CoinWeek .....   The month of December has historically been a time for Americans to take it easy, spend time with their family, celebrate the...
CoinWeek Podcast #163: Why #FreeCoinDay Matters

CoinWeek Podcast #163: Why #FreeCoinDay Matters

The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
A Coin That Personifies the "New Rare Gold Market" - 1888 $5.00 PCGS MS65 CAC, Old Green Holder. Image courtesy Stack's Bowers Galleries

A Coin That Personifies the “New Rare Gold Market”

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Stack’s Bowers recently sold at auction a United States gold coin that I think really sums up...
Numismatic Crime - Precious Metal Coins Stolen in Burglary

Numismatic Crime – Precious Metal Coins Stolen in Burglary

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Suspect Attempting to Sell Coins from Baltimore Theft NCIC just received information that...
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...
Stack’s Bowers Announces Opening of New Philadelphia Gallery

Stack’s Bowers Announces Opening of New Philadelphia Gallery

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that its new rare coin gallery in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is open for business. Located at 1735...

Online Resources for Researching Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   For many collectors of classic and modern American coins, the only information resource they need is the...
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,...
Ancient Chinese Coins and the World's Oldest Mint

Ancient Chinese Coins and the World’s Oldest Mint

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   In early August 2021, Han Zhao and his team of Chinese archaeologists with the State University of Zhengzhou, announced...

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...
Numismatic Crime - Bullion Stolen From Storage, Coins Stolen From Mail

Numismatic Crime – Bullion Stolen From Storage, Coins Stolen From Mail

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Storage Facility Bullion Burglary Police in Seattle, Washington are investigating a burglary that...
Paper Banknotes From the Papal States

Paper Banknotes From the Papal States

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   In 1796 the French army of Italy invaded the Italian peninsula. With General Napoleon in command, the army swept...
The Archaic Smile on Ancient Coins

The Archaic Smile on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   Mona Lisa must have had the highway blues, You can tell by the way she smiled... — Bob Dylan,...
The Tab Toning of Classic US Commemorative Coins

The Tab Toning of Classic US Commemorative Coins

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   There are many strategies for collecting the classic commemorative series. With 144 silver coins across 50 different issues,...
The Fascinating World of Saint Lambert Communion Tokens

The Fascinating World of Saint Lambert Communion Tokens

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Popularized in the 1560s by French Huguenots and Scottish Presbyterians, communion tokens quickly became a staple of northern Calvinism....
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,...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of November

Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of November

By CoinWeek .....   November is a big month in United States Mint history. Yellow fever was a recurrent problem in the early years, costing the lives...
Get a Signed Copy of David Hendin's Guide to Biblical Coins, 6th Edition

Get a Signed Copy of David Hendin’s Guide to Biblical Coins, 6th Edition

By David Hendin .....   Dear Friends: I am proud to announce the Sixth Edition of Guide to Biblical Coins, published this month by the American Numismatic...
The Gold Coins of Ancient Carthage

The Gold Coins of Ancient Carthage

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Phoenician traders first landed in northern Tunis and founded Qart-Ḥadašt or the “New City” in the second half of...
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...
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...
Treasury Announces Ventris Gibson as Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint

Treasury Announces Ventris Gibson as Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint

On Monday, October 25, the United States Department of the Treasury announced the appointment of Ventris Gibson to serve as Deputy Director of the...
Music on Ancient Coins

Music on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   MUSIC IS MUCH older than civilization — it may be as old as language itself. The earliest...
A Brief History of the Latin Monetary Union and Its Coins

A Brief History of the Latin Monetary Union and Its Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   For many, the Euro Zone is the first single currency union in Europe. But in 1865, Napoleon III introduced...
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...
Newman Numismatic Portal Symposium

Newman Numismatic Portal Symposium October 15 – 17

The Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) Symposium is back with another round of presentations, scheduled for this upcoming weekend. This is a free, online event...
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...