African-Americans on US Coins: Circulating Coins (Part 3)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   In the past two articles, Hubert and I have catalogued the history of African-American representation...

The Coin Analyst: All You Need to Know About the 30th...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   The American Silver Eagle turns 30 years old in 2016. To honor the special occasion, the United States Mint...

Five Mistakes I’ve Made (and Learned from) as a Collector

Have you ever had a less-than-brilliant coin collecting moment that you aren’t very proud of? Well take heart, fellow traveler - we’ve all "been...

Philippine Coinage Under U.S. Administration

By Lance Tchor - Founder and Co-President, WINGS® Coins LLC ......   American was propelled into war with Spain after an explosion that sank the battleship...

Ancient Coins – Charon’s Obol Coins for the Dead

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   My advice for those who die, Declare the pennies on your eyes -- The Beatles, “Taxman”, Revolver (1966) IN THE...

CoinWeek IQ: Three Things You Should Know Before You Start to...

Medals are a vital area of numismatics, but their complexity and scope can seem intimidating for collectors looking to branch out away from coins....

Collecting US Coins – Modern Rarities: 1982 & 1983 Souvenir Coin...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   The United States Mint has released hundreds of products for coin collectors over the last four decades. Yet four...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Horses on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   MORE THAN ANY OTHER ANIMAL (except perhaps the dog), the horse is beloved for its strength, intelligence,...

U.S. Mint Sells Out Current Stock of 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial...

By Coinweek News Staff ....... Less than an hour after it was made available to the public by the United States Mint, the new 2016 Mercury...

Philosopher King: The Coinage of Marcus Aurelius

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Begin the morning by saying to thyself, I shall meet with the busy-body, the ungrateful, arrogant, deceitful,...

African-Americans on US Coins: Representation & Discovery (Part 1)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   When we sit down to write, we have a few guiding principles. One of our basic...

English Gold Noble Coins of King Edward III (1327-77)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #342 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

Turtles and Tortoises on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   A hare one day ridiculed the short feet and slow pace of the Tortoise, who replied, laughing:...

World Coins – A History of the Netherlands Gold Ducat: As...

By Dariusz F. Jasek .....   Not long before the first gold ducats were minted, in 1252 the mints of Florence and Genoa started minting florins....

World Coins – Affordable Fourpence Silver Groats of King Henry VIII

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #361 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Henry VIII is...

The Global War Against Collectors of Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   By including antiquities within the political construction “cultural property” nationalist retentionist cultural policies often claim all antiquities from beneath,...

World Coins – Tips on Grading the Mexican Caballito Peso

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   Grading the Mexican Caballito Peso requires skilled eyes and a working knowledge of the silver coin’s design and strike...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Widow’s Mite

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And He called...

PVC Damage on World Coins – What It Is & How...

By Lance Tchor - Founder and Co-President, WINGS® Coins LLC ......   PVC and coins don’t mix Otherwise known as polyvinylchloride, PVC is found in many different...

The Coin Analyst: 2016: Year in Review

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   Let’s face it – the year 2016 kept the news media industry busy. International terrorism, the mosquito-borne Zika virus,...

ANA Selects Host Cities for 2020 and 2021 World’s Fair of...

Site selection for the 2020 and 2021 World’s Fair of Money was a major topic of discussion during meetings of the American Numismatic Association’s...

Silver Coins of the Central American Republic

Silver Coins of the Central American Republic - GUATEMALA. 8 Reales, 1826 News and Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #341 A...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Two Heads Are Better Than One

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   THE RICH VOCABULARY OF NUMISMATICS has many terms to describe the things we see on coins. When a coin...

Rare US Coins – Glass Cent Pattern Discovered

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins .......   Amid the nationwide mobilization effort for the Second World War, the United States Mint was forced to explore...

CoinWeek IQ: How Major Mint Error Coins Escape the Mint –...

CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com. 2016 Farran Zerbe Award winner Mark Lighterman answers the question: How do major error coins...

Robert Bashlow

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ....   THE CAST OF CHARACTERS in American Numismatics over the last century-and-a-half has included many an odd personality, whether...

African-Americans on US Coins: Modern Commemoratives (Part 2)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Link to Part One Twenty-eight years passed between the last Carver Washington half dollar and the George...

Classic US Coins – The Last Wheat Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   When the Lincoln wheat cents of 1958 were struck by the United States Mint, few individuals knew the coins...

Secret Gold Vaults in the Swiss Alps

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins .......   Switzerland has long had a reputation—sometimes a dubious one—for being a safe place to stash one’s wealth away...

First Read: A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature... Review by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ..... A new era in...