A Brief History of the Latin Monetary Union and Its Coins

A Brief History of the Latin Monetary Union and Its Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   For many, the Euro Zone is the first single currency union in Europe. But in 1865, Napoleon III introduced...
Eliasberg’s 1982 US Gold Coin Collection Auction Reconsidered

Eliasberg’s 1982 US Gold Coin Collection Auction Reconsidered

After four decades, the value increases for Eliasberg’s Carson City gold coins warrant attention   By Rusty Goe .....   The Eliasberg Brand As each decade passes, the significance...
Jeff Garrett: A Guide to Coin Strike Character Rarities

Jeff Garrett: A Guide to Coin Strike Character Rarities

Certain US coins with specific designations can fetch a premium price among collectors   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   When I started collecting...
Top Five Results From Künker 2021 Fall Auction Sales

Top Five Results From Künker 2021 Fall Auction Sales

Künker Fall Auction Sales 351-354 by Künker GmbH ......   We know that prices on the numismatic market have been skyrocketing for several months, especially regarding...
GreatCollections Offering 1972-S Eisenhower Dollar Wrong Planchet Error

GreatCollections Offering 1972-S Eisenhower Dollar Wrong Planchet Error

The firm GreatCollections is offering a major error, a 1972-S Proof Eisenhower dollar struck on a clad Kennedy half dollar planchet, in an auction...
Scarce 1936 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Scarce 1936 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1192 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now LIVE and features 450 total lots including 25 Vault Values and 75 No...
Edward VIII Pattern Leads Group of NGC-Certified Rare Coins in MDC Monaco Sale

Edward VIII Pattern Leads Group of NGC-Certified Rare Coins in MDC Monaco Sale

A King Edward VIII gold pattern that was certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) and set a record earlier this year for most expensive...
Lady Liberty: The Allegory of a Nation

Lady Liberty: The Allegory of a Nation

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   In discussions of our nation’s coinage, the use of a female allegory for Liberty dates back to the...
Royal Dutch Mint Issues 2021 Ducat Coin With 2020 Reverse by Mistake

Royal Dutch Mint Issues 2021 Ducat Coin With 2020 Reverse by Mistake

By Coin & Currency Institute ......   An unintentional but serious error has been discovered on the just-issued 2021 Single Gold Ducat of the Netherlands. The...
Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Surpasses $30 Million Mark 2nd Consecutive Time

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Surpasses $30 Million Mark 2nd Consecutive Time

After 13 separate sessions comprising world and ancient coins along with world paper money, the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio September Hong Kong Auction realized...
United States 1998-P Kennedy Half Dollar

United States 1998-P Kennedy Half Dollar

By CoinWeek IQ .....   The Philadelphia Mint struck 15,646,000 Kennedy half dollars in 1998. A typical year for a denomination that didn't see much in...
Perth Mint Coin Profiles - Australia 2022 Kangaroo 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2022 Kangaroo 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin

The Perth Mint is pleased to present the Australian Kangaroo 2022 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin. The Australian kangaroo is a large marsupial endemic to Australia....
2021 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set Available October 14

2021 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set Available October 14

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2021 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set on October 14 at noon EDT. The...
New Coin Series Features Sierra Leone's Wild Five Animals Starting With the Giraffe

New Coin Series Features Sierra Leone’s Wild Five Animals Starting With the Giraffe

Produced in stunning High Relief in 2oz Proof Fine Silver Also available in Uncirculated Cupro Nickel The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the...
Learn Coin Grading Standards From Professionals at FUN Show

Learn Coin Grading Standards From Professionals at FUN Show

Serious coin collectors have an opportunity to learn from professionals during the 67th annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention, January 6-9, 2022. The American...

CC Double Eagle and $10K Note Lead $15 Million Long Beach Coins and Currency...

A historic 1870-CC $20 XF40 PCGS soared to $360,000 to lead the coins event to $8,393,786 in total sales at Heritage Auctions Oct. 7-10, while a Fr. 2231-G $10,000...
Paper Money Profile: United States Series 1976 $2 Federal Reserve Note (Bicentennial $2 Bill)

Paper Money Profile: United States Series 1976 $2 Federal Reserve Note

Introduction In the mid-1970s, the United States of America prepared to mark the bicentennial of its independence from Great Britain. Celebrations were planned across the...
Coin Grading - A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins - Doug Winter

Coin Grading – A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   There is no getting around the fact that doctoring of rare United States gold coins is a...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Trebizond

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Trebizond

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The coinage of Trebizond supplies an instance, not very rare in numismatics, of a currency of great abundance remaining...
North Carolina American Innovation $1 Coin Products Available Today

North Carolina American Innovation $1 Coin Products Available Today

United States Mint rolls and bags containing the fourth and final American Innovation $1 Coin of 2021 will go on sale October 12 at...
Six United States Coins That Honor the Statue of Liberty

Six United States Coins That Honor the Statue of Liberty

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The Statue of Liberty is one of the most iconic of all American landmarks, having been given to the...
United States 1978-D Eisenhower Dollar

United States 1978-D Eisenhower Dollar

The era of the big dollar coin was already coming to a close when the United States Mint struck the last 59,000,000 Eisenhower dollar...

Ancient Coins – The Invention and Importance of Striated Coins

Striated Ancient Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Shown with expressive and diverse imagery today, coinage started from very humble beginnings....
The 1966 Australian Wavy “2” 20-Cent - PCGS

The 1966 Australian Wavy “2” 20-Cent

By Eric Eigner for PCGS ......   Modern Australian coins have been extremely popular, touching a cohort of new collectors with the collecting bug. While you...
Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: “1785” Bar Copper - Jack D. Young, EAC

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: “1785” Bar Copper + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This is only my second article regarding counterfeit Colonial “coins”, following one published here on CoinWeek...

1854 Kellogg & Co. $20 Gold California Territorial Issue at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1190 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now LIVE and features 410 total lots including 20 Vault Values and 90 No...
Limited Edition Sea Creatures Silver Set Now Available With Unique Privy Mark - Pobjoy Mint

Limited Edition Sea Creatures Silver Set Now Available With Unique Privy Mark

Stunning series of Sea Creatures 50p colored silver coins issued on behalf of British Indian Ocean Territory Limited edition set with Privy Mark ...
New Silver Coin Celebrates 40 Years of Iron Maiden's Number of the Beast

New Silver Coin Celebrates 40 Years of Iron Maiden’s Number of the Beast

Iron Maiden (Silver Edition) Cook Islands. 5 Dollars. 2022. Silver .999. 1 oz. Obsidian Black. 38.61 mm. Mintage: 1,982. Special technology: Color. B. H. Mayer’s...
Redesigned 2021 American Gold Eagle 1oz Uncirculated Coin Available Now

Redesigned 2021 American Gold Eagle 1oz Uncirculated Coin Available Now

As of today at noon EDT, the United States Mint is accepting orders for the newly redesigned 2021 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated...
United States 1938-D Jefferson Nickel

United States 1938-D Jefferson Nickel

The Jefferson nickel’s 1938 debut marked the end of the 25-year production run of the Buffalo nickel. James Earl Fraser’s Buffalo design, a classic...