The Rise and Fall of the Franklin Mint

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ....   In 2016, the meteoric career of the Franklin Mint (FM) has ended in Never-Never-Land as a dusty footnote...

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...

U.S. Mint, National Park Service to Launch Ellis Island Quarter Aug....

WHAT: The public and the media are invited to the ceremony to mark the release of the Ellis Island quarter, the 39th coin in the...

Your Kids Don’t Want Your Coins, But I Know Someone Who...

By David Schwager for CoinWeek .....   Kids today don’t care about coins. That’s not a problem. A recent CoinWeek article discussed three events at the 2017...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875-S Trade Dollar

Counterfeit 1875-S Trade Dollar By Max Spiegel, NGC....   One of the most extensively counterfeited United States issues is the Trade Dollar. Recently, one was submitted...

Three Modern Coins Grab Top Dollar At Heritage World’s Fair of...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   Modern coins took some of the top bids at the Heritage Auctions sale during the American Numismatic Association (ANA)...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1889-CC Morgan Dollar with Joined Halves

This forgery required the joining of two coins to mimic a rare year and mintmark combination Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ........   NGC graders identify counterfeit coins...

Mexico 1921 Aztec Sunstone 20 Peso Gold Coin

Description: At the turn of the 20th century, Mexico adopted the gold standard and issued new coin denominations. Five-peso and 10-peso gold coins were introduced...

NGC Ancient Coins: Roman Silver Type Set

Over its long life, the Mediterranean superpower struck a wide array of silver ancient coins   Roman silver coins were produced in astonishing variety over a...

At the ANA, Many Attempts to Bridge the Coin Collecting Divide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   To hear some veterans of the industry tell it, the coin hobby of today is a...

Senate Passes American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act

Every session, Congress authorizes the US Mint to produce commemorative coins that celebrate and honor American people, places, events, and institutions. These coins help raise...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Counterfeit 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle   By Max Spiegel - Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ........   Semiprooflike appearance, thick lettering and raised lumps helped NGC graders identify...

NGC Certifies Mexico 60 Peso Error Coin Struck on U.S. $10...

This incredible Mexico 1916 Oaxaca 60 Pesos Gold Error Coin was struck on a U.S. $10 Liberty. The 1916 Gold 60 Peso was struck in...

Ancient Roman Coins – Vespasian Aureus Buried at Pompeii

Vespasian. 69-79 CE. AV Aureus - Rome Mint - Struck 70 CE By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC .... Mt. Vesuvius began erupting...

Coin Collecting Strategies and Coin Values – Auction Prices Realized

Auction Prices Realized - They've empowered coin collectors, but they can be tricky In recent years, the world of rare coin price guides has changed...

Barry Stuppler Selected as New Professional Numismatists Guild President

Officers of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) have selected Barry Stuppler to be the organization’s President for the 2017 – 2019 term. Stuppler was...

First United States Coin? David McCarthy Believes It’s the Quint.

From CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan: Senior numismatist for Kagin's, David McCarthy has just published new research into the Type 2 Quint pattern coin that has...

19th Century Rarities Highlight Heritage Platinum Currency Auction at ANA

On August 3,  Heritage Platinum Currency Auction, will betaking place at the ANA World's Fair of Money in Denver Heritage Platinum Currency Auction will present the...

Ancient Coins – Choice Marcus Aurelius Gold Aureus at 2017 ANA...

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stacks Bowers ......   The Stack's Bowers Galleries August ANA World and Ancient coin catalog is now online. For...

More Ancient Roman Coins Found In Spain

By Everett Millman - Gainesvillecoins.com ......   Coins from the bygone empire of Ancient Rome are found all around Europe, Northern Africa, and the other parts...

U.S. Mint Releases Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set August 1

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set™ (product code 17XC) on August 1 at noon Eastern...

GoldDealer Precious Metals Market Report – Gold Moves Higher After FOMC...

Precious Metals Market Commentary for Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ......   Gold closed down $2.70...

Fossil Creek Gem 1894-O Barber Dime Featured in 2017 ANA Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stack's Bowers ......   Lot 2065 in Rarities Night of our Official Auction of the 2017 ANA World’s Fair...

In Memoriam: Industry Icon Leon Hendrickson Passes Away at 90

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Truly a giant in the professional ranks of rare coin dealers. --Jeff Garrett, President of the American...

So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles…

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   The decision to collect this series should not be made lightly as Liberty Head double eagles have the distinction...

APMEX Announces Queen’s Beasts Platinum Coin

APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is thrilled to announce the arrival of the first-ever 1 oz Platinum bullion coin from The Royal...