BITCOIN VS. GOVERNMENT-ISSUED FIAT MONEY

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Many freedom-oriented people are skeptical about long-term prospects for the U.S. dollar and other fiat currencies, which means they...

NGC Ancients: Rare Overstruck “Judaea Capta” Bar Kokhba Coin Discovered

NGC brings to light one of the fabled rarities of ancient Jewish coinage In 132 CE, following nearly 60 years of simmering resentment towards the...

Coin Profiles – Hobo Nickels

The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Christianization of Roman Coinage

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   We speak sometimes of the Roman religion as though it possessed a firm basis, but in fact it was...

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...

Gov. Kasich Signs Bill Resuming Ohio Coin, Bullion Sales Tax Exemption

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   On Tuesday, June 14, former Republican Party presidential hopeful and current governor of Ohio John Kasich signed a bill that...

The King Among Rarities: A Brief History of the United States...

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek .....   In all of numismatics of the entire world, there is not today and there never has been a single...

The Coin Analyst: 2015’s Most Profitable Modern Coins

When it comes to modern coins, both U.S. and world issues, the goal of purchasing coins that will perform well in the secondary market...

Toned Morgan Dollars of the Northern Lights Collection, Part 1 –...

CoinWeek and Legend Rare Coin Auctions partner up to bring you a spectacular array of dazzling toned Morgan dollars from the Northern Lights Collection....

A Most Distinguished Gentleman: In Memoriam – Gene Gardner

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek .....   I feel honored to have had the privilege of knowing Eugene H. Gardner, Sr., 80. He was one of the...

World Currency – New Australian $5 Banknotes Induce Spew of Negative...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek .......   “Vomit-like” “Clown puke” These are just two of the appalling adjectives being thrown up at the colorful new 2016 Australian $5...

2012 Colorized Australian Dragons To Be Issued as Proof Coins for...

By Louis Golino for Coin Week .....   On Monday, October 3, I spoke with a representative of Talisman Coins, which is the authorized U.S. distributor...

Bullion Exchanges Announces New Canadian Coin Series – “Canada the Great”

Niagara Falls - Canada the Great Series, 10 oz Silver Coins By Bullion Exchanges .........   Bullion Exchanges and the Royal Canadian Mint announce a joint effort...

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 3: Three...

Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #351 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   This is the third in a series on collecting U.S....

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 2

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com ....   Link to Part 1 In the U.S., sales tax is levied on a state and local level, so there is...

U.S. Mint Seeks Industry, Collector Insights at Numismatic Forum

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   On October 13, 2016, the United States Mint hosted a daylong forum with industry stakeholders at...

Queen Matilda, Platinum Eagle Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin...

By CoinWeek .....   2016 may go down as one of the most captivating years for coin design in recent memory as Mints large and small...

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 1

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com ....   There’s no denying that the internet has changed our world dramatically over the last 20 years. When describing the...

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each: Draped Bust Half...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #329 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ......   Draped Bust half cents...

That First Magical Coin – How Coin Collectors Got Their Start

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .......   I remember that fateful day in November 1992 like it was yesterday. It was the day a well-worn, chocolate-brown...

First Read: Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature.... Essay by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.... Mexican...

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

By Harvey Stack and Charles Morgan for CoinWeek....   AN EXHIBIT TO BE REMEMBERED On July 15, 2015 the National Numismatic Collection was returned to the displays at...

First Read: The Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt by Allan...

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature... Review by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ..... The Gold Indians of...

Gem MS-68 1924 Standing Liberty Quarters in FUN Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #363 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Two newsworthy 1924...

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...

Controversy Over Animal Fat Used to Manufacture New UK 5 Pound...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Tallow: The white nearly tasteless solid rendered fat of cattle and sheep used chiefly in soap,...

Win 500 Ounces of Silver in APMEX & Royal Mint Britannia...

Enter for your chance to win a sealed Monster Box containing 500 of The Royal Mint’s 2016 1 oz Silver Britannia bullion coins In continued...

Interpreting Auction Prices for PCGS & NGC “MS-66” Barber Quarter Type...

News and Analysis of scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #330 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ......   This discussion is aimed at...

World Paper Money – New Zealand’s New $5 Bill Wins International...

By Reserve Bank of New Zealand ....   New Zealand’s new "Brighter Money" $5 note has been named Banknote of the Year in a prestigious international...

CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Plough uncovers major hoard of Roman coins A WONDERFUL collection of 120 Roman Imperial coins was...