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...
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...
Top 10 Women on Coins, Part 2

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Link to Part 1 5.) Irene of Athens Like much of the Middle Ages, the history of the...

A Contemporaneous British Take on German World War I Medals

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   German World War I medals are viewed today through three main lenses: as simple vehicles for propaganda espousing Teutonic...
Newman Numismatic Portal

Newman Numismatic Portal Announces Third NNP Symposium, October 15-17, 2021

Launched in August 2020, the Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) Symposium brings together a diverse selection of numismatic presentations into a concentrated, three-day, Zoom-based format....

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 1

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Is there anything better suited to honor the famous figures of history than a coin? * *...
A Massive Coin for a Massive Empire: The Russian 5 Kopek Copper

A Massive Coin for a Massive Empire: The Russian 5 Kopek Copper

The Imperial Russian 5 Kopek certainly has a heft befitting such an imposing country. But why strike such large copper coins?   By Tyler Rossi for...
Tempest Over a “Cheater’s Weight”

Tempest Over a “Cheater’s Weight”

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   A scientist need not be chastised for every error. Neither should every archaeologist, numismatist, or historian. But when the...