China Kirin (1898) Dollar Coins

China Kirin (1898) Dollar Coins

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The Kirin province of China boasts more varieties for Chinese machine-struck coinage than any other province. Between silver and...
The East India Company and Its Coins

The East India Company and Its Coins

The East India Company's classic coins included Gold Mohur, Silver Rupiya, Pagoda, Anna, Fanams and Cash Four centuries ago ships set sail in search of...

Unusual Items: US Mint ‘Gold Disks’ Made for Oil Payments to Saudi Arabia

By CoinWeek .....   One of the things we find most exciting about reporting on the numismatic marketplace is coming across those things we either didn’t...

The 1898 “Single 9” Pond: South Africa’s Rarest Gold Coin

Most serious coin collectors in South Africa have heard about the Single 9, commonly referred to as the “King of South African Coins.” However...
Collect This: The Fabulous Italian 500 Lire Silver Coin

Collect This: The Fabulous Italian 500 Lire Silver Coin

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   In 1958, the Italian Mint in Rome began striking a silver coin that would come to be commonly called...

Mexico 1921 Aztec Sunstone 20 Peso Gold Coin

Description At the turn of the 20th century, Mexico adopted the gold standard and issued new coin denominations. Five-peso and 10-peso gold coins were introduced...
1903 Fengtien Tael, King of Chinese Coins, Sells for Over $6.9 Million

1903 Fengtien Tael, King of Chinese Coins, Sells for Over $6.9 Million

By CoinWeek .....   On August 10, 2022, the Beijing ChengXuan Auction Company sold the famed 1903 Fengtien Tael, called the "King of Chinese Coins", for just...
Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: The Mint in World War II

Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: The Mint in World War II

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   As with during World War I, the United States Mint played a vital role in supporting the Allied powers...

Numismatic History: The Loss of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet

By Phil Flemming and Ben Costello - 1715 Fleet Society .......   Prelude to History In the early morning hours of July 31, 1715, one of the...
“Gross” Medieval European Coins

“Gross” Medieval European Coins

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   From the end of the eighth century into the 13th, European coinage consisted primarily of small silver coins...
Krugerrand: The Embargoed Bullion Coin

Krugerrand: The Embargoed Bullion Coin

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Whether consciously or not, money is an extremely effective tool that government possesses to disseminate a political message. Many...
New 5oz Silver Coin Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Last Morgan, First Peace Dollars

New 5oz Silver Coin Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Last Morgan, First Peace Dollars

Limited to ONLY 329 Coins Worldwide!   The Pobjoy Mint is thrilled to announce a new 2021 coin to mark the centenary of the transition of...
Collect This: Silver San Marino Commemorative Coins

Collect This: Silver San Marino Commemorative Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Modern numismatic history in the statelet of San Marino started back in 1862. Only one year after Italy’s reunification...
The Last Coins of Nicholas II

The Last Coins of Nicholas II

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Late on the night of July 16, 1918, the "Emperor of All the Russias", his wife, his five children,...
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...
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...

Budget Coin Collecting – Ten Attractive and Inexpensive World Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   The current economic slump has forced many collectors to cut spending to the bone. Even with their allure, coins...
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...
A Brief History of Decimalization Day in the UK

A Brief History of Decimalization Day in the UK

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ..... Seemingly, a 20-second conversation was all it took to undo over 1,000 years of British numismatic tradition. In 1966,...
Counterfeit World Coins: South Korea 1959 50 Hwan - PCGS

Counterfeit World Coins: South Korea 1959 50 Hwan

There is a danger in complacency   By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Just because something is common, not very expensive, or of modern production doesn’t mean...

Canadian Nickel Dollars

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   1968 $1 Voyageur (Regular Strike) PCGS MS67 Canadian Dollars are large, highly collectible coins that have been popular with collectors...

Gold Bullion Spotlight: Mexico Centenario Coins

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   A favorite coin for many bullion collectors, especially in the United States, is the Mexico Centenario coin. The series...
The 1925 British Gold Sovereign Coin

The 1925 British Gold Sovereign Coin

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The Great Britain 1925 Sovereign gold coin is one of the more commonly encountered sovereigns. Often the coin has...
Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: Cuba in the 20th Century

Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: Cuba in the 20th Century

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Due to its geographical proximity to the US, the island of Cuba has always held a strategic position in...

Rare & Inexpensive Early Silver Coins of Ecuador

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #395 By Greg Reynolds .....   The early silver coins of Ecuador are...
Jim Bisognani: Coin Markets Going Up and Staying Up

Jim Bisognani: Coin Markets Going Up and Staying Up

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   It is mid-October already, and so far, the weather is mildly chilly and steadily becoming colder....
Royal Mint Unveils Last Collector Coin Featuring Queen Elizabeth II

Royal Mint Unveils Last Collector Coin Featuring Queen Elizabeth II

A collectible 50p coin celebrating “100 Years of Our BBC” has been unveiled by The Royal Mint   The Royal Mint has unveiled the design of...
The 1966 Australian Wavy “2” 20-Cent - PCGS

The 1966 Australian Wavy “2” 20-Cent

By Eric Eigner for PCGS ......   Modern Australian coins have been extremely popular, touching a cohort of new collectors with the collecting bug. While you...
How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Rupees - PCGS

How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Rupees

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Little thought is given by many people on the previous incarnations of the metal that makes up the coins...
An Emergency Coin From a Country That No Longer Exists

An Emergency Coin From a Country That No Longer Exists

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Emergency issues are often prized coins in numismatics. Generally, these coins are made in times of desperation and withdrawn...