History of the Royal Canadian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale....   The Royal Canadian Mint puts out some of the purest gold and silver bullion coins on the global...

Counterfeit Banknotes – The Story of Czeslaw Bojarski

By Ethan Bickford, PMG Researcher ........   One of the most successful makers of counterfeit banknotes of the 20th century was Czeslaw Bojarski and he preferred...

Early American Gold Coins “Regulated” by Brasher Certified by NGC

Regulated Chile 1751So J 8 Escudos with a clip that reduced the weight to 26.358 grams and the denomination to $15. The coin was...

Counterfeit Coins, Third Party Grading and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt....

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Editors Note: Links to the previous two Articles.... Part 1     Part 2 In this article I continue to...

“In God We Trust” Topic Of March 4 ANA Dallas Show...

By Universal Coin & Bullion .....   Educator and award-winning numismatic writer Michael Fuljenz will give a free, informative presentation on the national motto, “In God...

NGC Certifies First World Gold Coin Pattern Ever Struck by United...

1855 MB Peru 2P Gold Pattern NGC graders have certified a rare 1855 Peruvian Gold Pattern 2 Peso struck at the Philadelphia Mint. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)...

Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Public Meeting Feb. 16

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for...

Numismatic History – Coin Dealer B. Max Mehl – ...

By Pete Smith for CoinWeek....   Max Mehl claimed that he spent a million dollars advertising to buy a 1913 Liberty nickel for $50. Unfortunately his...

Paper Money – $5 Treasury Notes of 1890-1891 with General George...

General George H. Thomas on $5 Treasury Notes By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist at Stack's Bowers Galleries ........   Several prominent Union Civil War generals are featured...

The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III, An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant -  Stacks Bowers .....   Coin collectors may not seem an especially reverent lot. Casual demeanor and good senses of humor...

Incredible Gem 1793 Chain AMERICA Cent – A Numismatic Landmark

By Q. David Bowers - Stack's Bowers.... Finest Ever Certified! There is something incredible, something special, about any 1793 Chain cent. First delivered by the coiner at...

Counterfeit Coins, Bureaucracy and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt. 2

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers.... Editors Note: Links to the related two Articles.... Part 1     Part 3 In the early days after World War...

US Mint History – The Story of the Charlotte Mint

By Timothy O’Fallon – Gibraltar Coins & Precious Metals .....   The First Gold Rush All the incredible Charlotte Mint coins and the stories that go with...

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...

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...

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...

Commemorative Stories: The 1892-93 Columbian Half Dollars

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...

Stanley Apfelbaum and Coin Telemarketing’s Wild West Era

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek....   Few figures involved in the world of 20th-century commercial numismatics made as great an impression in their day as...

History of Coins – TWO-BITS, FOUR-BITS, SIX-BITS, EIGHT…

By Leon F. McClellan ......   Have you ever wondered why a United States quarter-dollar is called "two-bits"? Or, a half-dollar "four-bits"? Do you know why...

Numismatic History – The GSA CC Morgan Silver Dollar Coin Hoard

Veteran numismatists may remember the great rush on Morgan Silver Dollar that occurred during the early 1960s. For generations these coins had laid undisturbed...

Doorstop sets off America’s first Gold Rush!

By Littleton Coin Company Writing Team....   Last year , I wrote about a hunk of metal used as a doorstop that turned out to be...

Counterfeit Coins and the Effects on Numismatics

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers.... Editors Note: Links to the next two Articles.... Part2     Part 3 Counterfeiting, or making something false, has occurred...

Profiles in Bullion: Engelhard

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale.....   It isn’t every day that you get to talk about an honest-to-goodness Bond villain when writing a coin...

World Coins – Collecting Coins of the Central American Republic

4 Escudos, ND (Decree of December 24, 1841). San Jose Mint By Carlos Jara - as posted on World Numismatics LLC .......   The Central American Republic,...

What are Proof Coins Anyway?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation....   Two of the most basic terms that anyone new to numismatics needs to understand are Business Strike and...

Treasure Coins – The “First Dollar” of the New World

Mexico City, Mexico, 8 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Rincón), extremely important “first dollar of the New World,” three known, NGC XF 45...

Finding Numismatic History in Unlikely Places with Pinnacle-Rarities

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities .....   Ezra Meeker - Champion of the Oregon Trail Over the summer months our numismatic travels took us to great historical...

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 5

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers....   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 In this article I will continue to discuss...

Coin Collecting Strategies – $1, 50¢ and 25¢ Gold Pieces of...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #310 A CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds....   Among...

CoinWeek Podcast #8: 40 Years Since U.S. Bicentennial Coins First Hit...

The CoinWeek Podcast is proudly sponsored by Professional Coin Grading Service. Visit www.pcgs.com to give the gift of collecting. It's been 40 years since U.S....