CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Q&A: Erik Goldstein Erik J. Goldstein is the senior curator of mechanical arts and numismatics at...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar

By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) .........   Tool marks, soft design details and dull surfaces help NGC graders identify a counterfeit coins, in this case...

Silver Coins of Gran Colombia: One Real (12½¢) and Two Reales

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #359 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Gran Colombia was...

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...

APMEX Joins Food Bank in Providing Six Million Meals This Holiday...

APMEX.com, a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is once again teaming with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in the...

CoinWeek Podcast #47: Don Kagin Returns to the Auction Business

CoinWeek Podcast #47: Don Kagin Returns to the Auction Business Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the...

CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The priceless legacy of P.L. Gupta We owe a great debt to coin collector P.L. Gupta,...

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,...

Million Dollar Coins, Part 3: Half Cents

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #358 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   This discussion is...

Consumer Alert: Three Things to Know Before Buying or Selling Gold...

As holiday time gets closer, some people may want to sell their gold to get cash for purchasing gifts or may want to buy...

Nominate a Notable Numismatist for an ANA Service Award

Deadline for service award nominations is January 15 Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) bestows a host of service awards to deserving individuals in...

CoinWeek Podcast #46: Ancient Coins – What We Can Learn. How...

CoinWeek Podcast #46: Ancient Coins - What We Can Learn. How Coins Changed Us. Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or...

CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016 Current Events 1.) Some Central Florida toll booths not registering $1 coins Central Florida Expressway Authority officials said they weren't...

A Relative to the Confederate Half Dollar? 6 U.S. Highlights in...

By Cori Sedwick Downing - Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ......   While Spanish colonial and shipwreck coins make up much of our November Sedwick Treasure Auction ,...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Building a Type Set of U.S. $10...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #357 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Just seven coins...

Tips for Young Numismatists: Start Small, Think Big!

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Coin collecting is a fun and exciting hobby that captures the imagination of young and old....

Trump Quarters Show up in Change Days Before 2016 Election

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   People in a handful of cities across the United States have noticed something unusual about the change in their...

CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016 Canada 150 1.) Royal Canadian Mint unveils its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series The Royal Canadian Mint...

Release Dates Set for Final Four 2016 US Mint Products

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Until today, four products on the United States Mint's online product schedule for 2016 had yet to receive official...

Modern Coins: A Lifetime of Change to Our Change

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   Look at the change in your pocket or purse. You’ll notice the coins in circulation look a lot different...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1924-S Buffalo Nickel

By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .........   The 1924-S Buffalo Nickel is a prime target for counterfeiters. In particular, sharp-eyed graders will pay close...

CoinWeek Podcast #45: Can the U.S. Mint Compete in the Current...

CoinWeek Podcast #45: Can the U.S. Mint Compete in the Current Coin Climate & The 2016 Election's Effect on Gold Mobile phone users. Stream this...

CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Is It Illegal to Deface US Currency? While this video may be ridiculously awesome, because Bill...

Coinweek Cool Currency! 2016 Episode 4 – 4K Video

CoinWeek's popular Cool Currency! series returns with our fourth episode this season. We look at two popular American notes and two important and rare...

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,...

It’s Not Too Early to Plan for the ANA’s 2017 National...

Save Time and Bypass the Lines It’s not too early to be making plans for the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) 2017 National Money Show in...

Gold Coins of the Central American Republic: Costa Rica & Guatemala

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #355 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   The CAR gold...

Riding the Rails with Hobo Nickels

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   Recently, I’ve seen a few replica rounds out there that copy some designs from the old “hobo nickels”. Turns out,...

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...

Rainbow Gem 1958-D Quarter at Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night Auction

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   We've written about toned Washington quarters before. Over two years ago, we recognized a beautiful 1951-D...