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,...
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...
Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: “1785” Bar Copper - Jack D. Young, EAC

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: “1785” Bar Copper + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This is only my second article regarding counterfeit Colonial “coins”, following one published here on CoinWeek...
Dale Friend: A Rememberance

Dale Friend: A Rememberance

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The first time I can recall interacting with Dale Friend was around 15 years or so ago. I...
Ryder to Resign as U.S. Mint Director, Doone to Take Acting Director Role

The Coin Analyst: What Will Mint Director Ryder’s Long-Term Impact Be on the Numismatic...

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   In the aftermath of the resignation October 1 of David J. Ryder as Director of the United States...
United States 1886 Morgan Dollar Silver Coin

United States 1886 Morgan $1 Silver Coin

Description The 1886 Morgan dollar, known more officially as the Liberty Head dollar, is a silver coin that was struck at the United States Mint...
New York International Numismatic Convention Moves for January 2022 50th Annual Event

New York International Numismatic Convention Moves for January 2022 50th Annual Event

The 50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) is moving to a new site, according to Bourse Chairman Kevin Foley. “Although our event has...
English Civil War Siege Money

English Civil War Siege Money

King Charles I stands centre wearing the blue sash of the Order of the Garter; Prince Rupert of the Rhine is sat next to him and Lord Lindsey stands next...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Last Ancient Coin

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Last Ancient Coin

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   "What was the last ancient coin?" The question is unanswerable. There was no "last” ancient coin, just as there...
Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) - Doug Davis

Numismatic Crime – Reward Offered in Major Coin Theft

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Coins Lost/Stolen in the Mail - NV to CA A USPS priority mail...
The Eagles of the Classic Commemoratives

The Eagles of the Classic Commemoratives

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   The 59 distinct designs of the silver and gold classic commemoratives are often collected by theme. The bald...

Jeff Garrett: Selling Coins by Private Treaty

Not all coins need to be sold through an auction house; a private sale can be fruitful   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)...
Dating the Ancient Shekels of Tyre

Dating the Ancient Shekels of Tyre

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Much has been written by eminent numismatists and religious scholars on the biblical significance of the shekels of Tyre....
The Death and Return of an Emperor: Commemorative French Napoleonic Medals

The Death and Return of an Emperor: Commemorative French Napoleonic Medals

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   “It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of...