The Walter J. Husak Collection of Large Cents, 1793-1814

The Walter J. Husak Collection of Large Cents, 1793-1814

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Early American Large Cents are some of the most popular and yet most challenging collectibles in numismatics. These hulking...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins

Fake Ancient Coins by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   “To declare that a forged coin is genuine is a mistake, but to declare that a...
Carl Subak – A Century of Roman Coin Collecting

Carl Subak – A Century of Roman Coin Collecting

By Susan Subak .....   While coins and the hobby itself are often passed down through the generations, few people can claim almost a century of...

Harvey Stack: The History of Stack’s – 1985, Pt. 1

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Another Year of Change Like the year before, 1985 was another major year for the hobby as...

Eclipsing Eliasberg: D.L. Hansen’s Numismatic Moonshot for the Greatest Collection of All Time

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions  ......   Dell Loy Hansen is no stranger to success. The Utah businessman aims high – sky high. He operates...
Numismatic Icon Harvey G. Stack Has Passed Away

Numismatic Icon Harvey G. Stack Has Passed Away

It is with great sadness that Stack's Bowers announces the passing of our friend and founder, Harvey G. Stack on January 3, 2022. His...

Booker T. on the Tarmac: A Story About First Coinvestors

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Anthony Swiatek and Walter Breen’s The Encyclopedia of United States Silver & Gold Commemorative Coins: 1892-1954 has always...

Frank Gasparro and His Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   There are few numismatic artists of the mid-20th century as prolific as Frank Gasparro, a man whose coin designs...
Where Does Waldo Newcomer Fit in the All-Time Great Collections of US Coins?

Where Does Waldo Newcomer Fit Among the All-Time Great Collections of US Coins?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   By all measures an enormously successful man, legendary U.S. coin collector Waldo C. Newcomer was born...

Harvey Stack – An Unpublished Story About the 1894-S Dime

The backstory of the 1894-S Barber Dime by Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   When one goes looking into numismatic history to try...

CoinWeek IQ – Nickel, Joseph Wharton, and US Coinage

Nickel and US Coinage by Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Unlike copper, silver, and gold, nickel is a fairly new addition to coinage around the...
Robert Bashlow

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...

Who’s Who: Iconic Coin Collections You Should Know

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Newman. Ford. Eliasberg. King Farouk. We see their names on slabs, on organizations, and in books, but how much do...

Bernard von NotHaus, “Architect” of the Liberty Dollar, to be Sentenced

Liberty Dollar creator and self-proclaimed "monetary architect" Bernard von NotHaus, who was found guilty in US federal court in North Carolina in March 2011...
Counterfeit Coins and the Effects on Numismatics

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...

Farran Zerbe: Numismatist – Promoter – Hustler

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ....   Historians state that “Everybody was Somebody” in the small population of the Thirteen Colonies at the time of...

Numismatic History – Coin Dealer B. Max Mehl – A Texas Master...

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...
ANS Library Acquires Rare Charles Bushnell Volumes

ANS Library Acquires Rare Charles Bushnell Volumes

By David Hill for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Charles Ira Bushnell had one of the top two or three coin collections in the United...

In Memoriam: The Life and Legacy of Eric P. Newman, 1911-2017

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .... With contributions by Karl Newman of Monaco Rare Coins   You can hardly be blamed for taking the man's immortality for...
New Liberty Dollar

Silver Bullion News: The “New” Liberty Dollar is Back

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   The Liberty Dollar - a one-ounce silver medallion that attracted the attention and wrath of the federal government and resulted...

Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The History of Stack’s –...

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The year of 1984 showed continued regrowth in the public's interest in Numismatics. Serious collectors returned...
Q. David Bowers: Amon G. Carter, Sr. and Amon G. Carter, Jr.

Q. David Bowers: Amon G. Carter, Sr. and Amon G. Carter, Jr.

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Amon Carter, Sr. Born on December 11, 1879, Amon Gamaliel Carter, Sr., was a Texas oilman in...
Remembering Numismatic Icon Harvey Stack, Co-Founder of Stack's Bowers

Remembering Numismatic Icon Harvey Stack, Co-Founder of Stack’s Bowers

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   It was with great sadness that I received the news that Harvey Stack, a longtime friend of CoinWeek and...

Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The History of Stack’s –...

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   After the economic upheaval of 1981 and earlier, the numismatic market seemed to withstand the uncertainties...

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,...

CoinWeek Podcast #131: Harvey Stack Reflects on Stack’s at 57th Street

  CoinWeek Podcast #131: Harvey Stack Reflects on Stack's at 57th Street Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or...

Don Everhart: My Career in Coins, Part 1 – The Franklin Mint

By Don Everhart - Former Sculptor-Engraver, United States Mint ..... Exclusive for CoinWeek   Fresh out of college in 1973, I made a decision that would change...
A Big Move for a Small Coin: The Legend of John Jay Pittman’s “Statue of Liberty” Bidding Strategy

A Big Move for a Small Coin: The Legend of John Jay Pittman’s “Statue...

By Ron Guth .....   Once upon a time, long before the COVID pandemic, and well before the internet took much of the business online, rare...

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...

Harvey Stack – Growing Up in a Numismatic Family: The History of Stack’s –...

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ......   The year 1975 became a great year for the continued growth of Stack's. It was in January of 1975 that Harvey G....