Ancient Greek Coins – The Eagles and Coinage of Akragas

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Akragas was a wealthy and powerful Greek state on the southern coast of Sicily,...

Morgan Dollars for Beginners: Proof vs. Prooflike

By CoinWeek ....   There are many aspects of coin collecting that can seem daunting to the uninitiated, but as often as not this is one...

Ancient Coins – Elephants on Ancient Coinage

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   STRONG, INTELLIGENT AND LONG-LIVED - yet surprisingly gentle - elephants have long exerted a powerful hold over...

Ancient Coins – The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Kaunos was a prominent trading center in Asia Minor alongside Lycia and Caria. It...

Ancient Coin Profile – The First Facing Portrait of a King

LYCIA. Dynasts of Lycia, Perikles (c.375-360 BCE), Silver Stater By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Lycia was a mountainous region in Anatolia with...

Ancient Coins – Zeus, the King of the Gods

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Depending on who was in control at the time, the electrum coinage of Phokaia...

Ancient Coins – The Most Famous Coin of Antiquity – the...

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Athens was a great military power in ancient Greece and is considered the birthplace...

Ancient Electrum Coins – Strength and Unity of an Empire

By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   The ancient Greek island of Lesbos was located in the northeastern Aegean Sea...

Ancient Coins : Lydian Gold Considered the First Coins in the...

By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Lydian Coins are considers to be the First Coins ever produced and used. The...

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

By Joe Jaroch -  Posted with Permission from AU Capital Management ..........   Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like a daunting task: the...

Ancient Coins: The Beginning of Coinage

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection .........   The Beginning of Coinage Shown with expressive and diverse imagery today, ancient coins started from...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Tumultuous History of Kamarina

By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The history of Kamarina, a port city on the southern coast of Sicily, is among...

Ancient Coins – Coinage of the Ancient Olympics

Ancient Olympics - Elis, Olympia, 87th-90th Olympiad, 432-420 BC. AR Stater By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   One of...

Ancient Roman Gold Coins – Faustina, Wife of Marcus Aurelius

Ancinet Roman Gold Coin - Aureus of Faustina Junior, wife of Marcus Aurelius By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Annia Galeria Faustina was...

Ancient Coin Profiles – Goddess Tanit on Carthaginian Gold & Silver...

Overview: Carthage At its peak, the ancient North African city of Carthage rivaled the Eternal City of Rome for military and economic control of the western...

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins – Franklin Half Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ......   In this installment of Grading Coins, I’m going to talk about the popular Franklin half dollar series. The...

Ancient Coins – A Celebration of Music with a Greek “Guitar”

Olynthus, 355-352. Chalcidian league, 432-348. Tetradrachm, silver Ancient Greek "guitar" - the reverse depicts a kithara from which the word “guitar” is derived. By Russell A....

Ancient Greek Coin Design Features – Front Facing Portraiture

Greek Coins - An apparently unique variety (the only specimen known with this magistrate name) of an extremely rare type. By Russell A. Augustin, AU...

US Coins – America’s African-American Numismatic Legacy

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .... When we sit down to write, we have a few guiding principles. One of our basic assumptions is that...

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

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

Ancient Roman Coins – Octavian and the Battle of Actium

Octavian. Gold Aureus (7.8g) minted at Rome, 32-31 BC By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Octavian was the son of Julius Caesar's niece...

Ancient Roman Coins – Rome at Its Finest Under Emperor...

138-161 AD. Aureus, 7.30g (6h). Rome, 140-4 AD By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Antoninus Pius is remembered by history as a kind,...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Commemorative

Counterfeit coin - 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Half Dollar The relatively crude forgery shows extensive loss of detail throughout. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ...... In recent years, the...

Look Back: United States 2011 September 11 National Medal

Description: The 2011 September 11 National Medal honors the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and...

Ed Reiter, Former New York Times Numismatics Columnist, CoinAge Editor Dies...

Ed Reiter of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, a one-man institution in coin writing for over half a century, died at the age of 79 in Wilkes-Barre,...

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $1 Silver Coin

Description: The non-profit organization Boys Town, dedicated to helping at-risk youth and made famous by the 1938 movie of the same name, is commemorated on...

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 29: Barber...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #381 An Ongoing Column by Greg Reynolds .....   The theme here is...

CoinWeek: The “Steel” Cent of 1943 – 4K Video

Charmy Harker is the Penny Lady, one of the leading specialized dealers in the area of Lincoln cents. In this CoinWeek Exclusive video shot at...

The Confederacy in American Life; on American Coins

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek .....   Rewriting history is a great temptation to ideologues of left and right, but recalls the old child’s prayer...

CoinWeek Podcast #75: US Mint Sculptor Designer Don Everhart – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #75: US Mint Sculptor Designer Don Everhart - Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to...