Counterfeit Coin Detection - Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Genuine 1856 Flying Eagle Cent   The Flying Eagle Cent by Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The 1856 Flying Eagle cent is an important and...
Coin Grading - AU or BU: Understanding the Difference

Coin Grading – AU or BU: Understanding the Difference

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek .....   Coin grading practices are based on common sense aided by experience. In many instances, the difference between two...
The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl is a select column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek .....   This series of articles will give readers an insider’s...
United States 1961 Lincoln Cent Proof

United States 1961 Lincoln Cent Proof

When the production of Proof coins resumed after an eight-year hiatus at the Philadelphia Mint ended in 1950, mintages initially remained quite limited. But...
United States 1923 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin

United States 1923 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin

The Saint-Gaudens $20 gold double eagle is one of the most famous of all American coin types, acclaimed as one of the most beautiful...
Another "Family" - Capped Bust Quarter Counterfeits

Another “Family” – Capped Bust Quarter Counterfeits

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This latest installment is on an earlier series of the quarter denomination based on a B-10...
IONIA, Phokaia, Electrum Hekte, ca.450-400BC

Ancient Coins – Zeus, the King of the Gods

Ancient Coins and The Colosseo Collection, by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Depending on who was in control at the time, the...
Royal Mint Launches Collectable £2 to Celebrate 25 Years of the Bi-Metallic Coin

Royal Mint Launches Collectable £2 to Celebrate 25 Years of the Bi-Metallic Coin

The Royal Mint celebrates 25 years of the bimetallic £2 coin with a special collectable version. The 2022 dated collectable coin features the...
The Origin of the First U.S. Commemorative Coins

The Origin of the First U.S. Commemorative Coins

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   While some recognize the 1848 CAL Quarter Eagle struck from California gold as the first United States commemorative coin,...
Stack’s Bowers to Sell Coin Collection of T. Boone Pickens

Stack’s Bowers to Sell Coin Collection of T. Boone Pickens

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is honored to have been selected to auction the coin collection of the late T. Boone Pickens, influential businessman and financier. Pickens...
New Jersey Copper Leads Coltrane Collection Over $2.4 Million

New Jersey Copper Leads Coltrane Collection Over $2.4 Million

A 1788 New Jersey Copper, MS63 Brown sold for $192,000 USD to lead Heritage Auctions' Estate of Mike Coltrane Collection of U.S. Coins Signature...
United States 1889-CC Morgan Dollar

United States 1889-CC Morgan Dollar

Run mainly by United States Mint officials from the Republican Party, the Carson City Mint was shuttered by President Grover Cleveland, a Democrat, in...
Latest Coin in Impact Series Features Aba Panu Meteorite

Latest Coin in Impact Series Features Aba Panu Meteorite

Meteorite Impacts: Aba Panu Meteorite Cook Islands. 5 Dollars 2022. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 2,500 pieces. Special technologies: smartminting® (Ultra High...

Coin Grading – PCGS Authenticates First Known 1878-S Specimen Morgan Dollar

In 2018, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) authenticated and certified the only known Specimen Morgan dollar - 1878-S Morgan dollar. The VAM 58 variety is...

Nova Constellatio: The Story of America’s First Minted Coin

By Blanchard & Company ...... In 1783 the monetary system in the United States was something of a mess. There was inconsistency among the coinage used...
US Gold Coins - What Are Coins With Character?

US Gold Coins – What Are Coins With Character?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com   CoinWeek Content Partner ......   On the front page of my website (www.raregoldcoins.com) you will see the tagline "Coins with Character". This...
Swiss Central Bank Moved Gold From Berne to Kandersteg Bunker

Swiss Central Bank Moved Gold From Berne to Kandersteg Bunker

By Jan Nieuwenhuijs for Gainesville Coins ......   In , it’s a state secret where the central bank stores its gold domestically. From all the information...
New 50 Pence Coin Commemorates Jacques-Yves Cousteau

New 50 Pence Coin Commemorates Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Produced in Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish with a low issue limit of only 1,950 and presented in a special color pack Also available...

United States 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar

The United States silver dollar denomination was authorized by the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, but was not produced until the fall of...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1900-S $5 Half Eagle

This Middle Eastern counterfeit coin lacks the details of a genuine 1900-S Half Eagle.   Counterfeit Coin Detection by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   When we think of...
CoinWeek Streaming News: Let’s Talk High-End Eisenhower Dollars (w/ James Sego)

CoinWeek Streaming News: Let’s Talk High-End Eisenhower Dollars (w/ James Sego)

  CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs,...
Impressive Choice World and Ancient Coins at Atlas Numismatics

Impressive Choice World and Ancient Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   We have been hard at work preparing our latest selection of new coins and medals - there are 397 new pieces for...
PVC Damage on World Coins – What It Is & How to Avoid It

PVC Damage on World Coins – What It Is & How to Avoid It

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...
New Coin in Tiffany Art Metropolis Series Features St. Peter's Basilica

New Coin in Tiffany Art Metropolis Series Features St. Peter’s Basilica

Tiffany Art Metropolis: San Pietro Palau. 25 Dollars 2022. Silver .999. 5 oz. 65 mm. Black Proof. Mintage: 555 pieces. Palau. 500 Dollars 2022. Gold...
Grading Coins

Jeff Garrett: The Art of Submitting Rare Coins for Grading

Here's an in-depth guide on how to submit your coins to NGC in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible   By Jeff Garrett for NGC...
Congressman Demands Answers From US Mint About Silver Eagle Program

Why You Can’t Buy Gold or Silver At Spot Price

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Gainesville Coins ......   Wouldn’t it just be grand to buy gold or silver at spot price? Think about that pile of...
Exotic and Intentional U.S. Error Coins in the Marketplace

Exotic and Intentional U.S. Error Coins in the Marketplace

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   One of the most controversial categories of U.S. coins is Mint Errors. Many dealers and collectors, as...

United States 1979-P Susan B. Anthony Dollar

The Birth (and Death) of the Modern Small Dollar Of all of the coins struck over the long career of the United States Mint, no...
The First Ancient Coins - Aegina's Sea Turtle

The First Ancient Coins – Aegina’s Sea Turtle

Ancient Coins - ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BCE. AR Stater. Sea turtle   Ancient Coins Profiles by Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management,...
50 years of the modern proof set from the United States Mint

US Coins: 50 Years of Modern Proof Sets

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com .....   1968-2018 Proof coinage has been a fixture in American numismatics since the 19th century and a regular hobby staple since...