The Liberty Nickel: Twice Controversial

The Liberty Nickel: Twice Controversial

By Kathleen Duncan - Pinnacle Rarities ......   The Liberty nickel, also referred to as the “V” nickel, is a simple design by Charles E. Barber...
Künker Summer Auction Sale #350: Popken Collection and Rarities From Germany

Results of Künker 50th Anniversary Auction 350 of German and World Coins

Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, On July 1, the 350th auction sale from Künker ended with great success! We would like to thank our bidders...
Royal Australian Mint Features Cheetah on Latest Australian Zoo Investment Coin

Royal Australian Mint Features Cheetah on Latest Australian Zoo Investment Coin

By Royal Australian Mint ......   The 2021 $1 1oz Silver Investment Coin – Cheetah is the second instalment in the Australia Zoo Investment Coin series,...
Great CAC-pectations: Collecting U.S. Gold Coins by CAC Approval

Great CAC-pectations: Collecting U.S. Gold Coins by CAC Approval

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   In recent years, I’ve come across a number of new collectors who are “CAC only” buyers. In...
The Semi-Key Canadian Cents of the 1920s

The Semi-Key Canadian Cents of the 1920s

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   A new era in Canadian numismatics commenced when Canada replaced its large cent with the smaller-sized one-cent coin in...
Heritage Summer Hong Kong World Coin, Currency Auctions Exceed $10.5 Million

Heritage Summer Hong Kong World Coin, Currency Auctions Exceed $10.5 Million

Rare Chinese dollar coins were the focus as Heritage's June 23-25 auctions of World and Ancient Coins and rare World Paper Money raised over...
Roman Gold -Tiberius (AD 14-37). AV aureus

Ancient Roman Coins – The Tribute Penny – Render Unto Caesar What Is Caesar’s

Tribute Penny - Tiberius (14-37 CE). AV aureus ). Lugdunum, ca. 18-35 CE. The same type was also issued in silver, which became known as...
United States 1972-D Washington Quarter

United States 1972-D Washington Quarter

Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter as originally designed was struck...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part I

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins series derived...
Exceptional Mint State 1927-S Saint Gaudens $20 Featured in Stack's Bowers August 2021 Auction

Exceptional Mint State 1927-S Saint Gaudens $20 Featured in Stack’s Bowers August 2021 Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   For the numismatist assembling a set of Saint-Gaudens double eagles, the later issues present a formidable...
Unique Wass Molitor $20 Gold Featured in August GreatCollections Auction

Unique Wass Molitor $20 Gold Featured in August GreatCollections Auction

The California territorial is one of the great rarities of the pioneer series   GreatCollections has been selected to auction the unique 1855 Wass Molitor Twenty...
Dr. Ralph W. Ross to Become ANA's 62nd President at Chicago World's Fair of Money

Dr. Ralph W. Ross to Become ANA’s 62nd President at Chicago World’s Fair of...

Voting members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) have chosen a new president and vice president, and soon will be welcoming three new individuals...
United States 1986 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

United States 1986 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

In the fall of 1986, the first silver bullion coins produced by the United States were released, marking the beginning of a series whose...
Legend Rare Coins to Offer Chicago Collection of Early Half Dollars in Regency Auction 47

Legend Rare Coins to Offer Chicago Collection of Early Half Dollars in Regency Auction...

Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) is proud to announce the Chicago Collection of Early Half Dollars, which includes the #1 PCGS Registry Set of...
David Lawrence Offers Gem 19th-Century Classic US Coins in Latest Auction

David Lawrence Offers Gem 19th-Century Classic US Coins in Latest Auction

Sunday Auction #1177 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now LIVE and features over 500 lots including 25 Vault Values and over 175...
Jeff Garrett: A Guide to Collecting Morgan Silver Dollars

Jeff Garrett: A Guide to Collecting Morgan Silver Dollars

The popular and abundant silver dollar makes a great addition to any collection   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   This year marks the...
Precious Metals Crime and Fraud - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

CFTC Charges Individuals and Florida Companies With Fraud in Multimillion-Dollar Precious Metals Scheme

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   On Thursday, July 1, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that it has filed a civil enforcement action...
United States Mint Launches Armed Forces Silver Medal Program June 22

New Release Date for United States Mint 2.5 oz Air Force Silver Medal

On Tuesday, June 22, the United States Mint announced that it would delay the release of the United States Mint Air Force Silver Medal,...
Numismatic Crime Updates: Coins Stolen or Missing in Transit

Numismatic Crime Updates: Coins Stolen or Missing in Transit

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Latin American Coins Stolen/Lost in Texas A UPS package shipped from Spain to...
Uncirculated 1863 $20 Legal Tender Note Presented in Stack's Bowers ANA Currency Auction

Uncirculated 1863 $20 Legal Tender Note Presented in Stack’s Bowers ANA Currency Auction

By Peter Treglia - Director of Currency, Stack's Bowers ......   The official Stack's Bowers Galleries United States Currency auction for the ANA World's Fair of...
Croatia Celebrates 30 Years of Independence With Limited Edition Gold and Silver Coin Sets

Croatia Celebrates 30 Years of Independence With Limited Edition Gold and Silver Coin Sets

30 Years of Croatian Independence June 25, 2021, marked the 30th anniversary of independence in Croatia. In 1991, barely three months after the outbreak of...

Blackstone Tactical Opportunities to Acquire NGC and Certified Collectibles Group

Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that funds managed by its Tactical Opportunities business have agreed to acquire a majority stake in the Certified Collectibles Group...
United States 1944-P Jefferson War Nickel

United States 1944-P Jefferson War Nickel

Struck against the backdrop of war from an alloy developed to save copper and nickel, the 1944-P Jefferson nickel is one of the most...
California Fractional Gold Featured in July 22 Heritage Showcase Auction

California Fractional Gold Featured in July 22 Heritage Showcase Auction

One of the Showcase auctions now open for bidding from Heritage Auctions is the July 22 California Fractional Gold Showcase Auction, a selection of...
Royal Australian Mint Issues Mini Koala $2 Half Gram Gold Coin

Royal Australian Mint Issues Mini Koala $2 Half Gram Gold Coin

By Royal Australian Mint ......   The Mini Koala - 2021 $2 half gram gold Frosted Uncirculated coin features one of Australia’s most recognizable and distinctive...
Royal Numismatic Society Awards Gilljam Prize to ANS Author George Watson

Royal Numismatic Society Awards Gilljam Prize to ANS Author George Watson

By American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The UK's Royal Numismatic Society has awarded its Gilljam Prize for Third-Century Numismatics to George Watson’s book Connections, Communities,...
Almost Emperors: Three Caesars Who Didn't Quite Make It and Their Coins

Almost Emperors: Three Caesars Who Didn’t Quite Make It and Their Coins

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   This article deals with three men that, while seemingly destined to become the emperor of ancient Rome--indeed, they held...

Latest £2 Queen’s Beasts Coin Features White Horse of Hanover

New Series of £2 Bimetallic coins featuring the Queen’s Beasts issued on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory Fifth release in 10-coin...
Stack's Bowers August ANA Auction to Feature Landmark 1827/3/2 Quarter Dollar Rarity

Stack’s Bowers August ANA Auction to Feature Landmark 1827/3/2 Quarter Dollar Rarity

Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to present the Mickley/Norweb specimen of the 1827/3/2 Original quarter. This example, one of many exciting highlights of our...
NGC Celebrates 50 Million Coins, Tokens and Medals Certified

NGC Celebrates 50 Million Coins, Tokens and Medals Certified

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has now certified more than 50 million coins, tokens, and medals, becoming the first third-party coin grading service to reach...