Popular Archives - CoinWeek

Developments and Preliminary Release for the Roman Republican Die Project

By Lucia Carbone and Liv M. Yarrow for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Nearly three decades ago, Richard Schaefer began collecting images of Roman Republican...
High Mint State Full Head Type 1 Standing Liberty Quarter, Registry-Quality 1928 $20 Saint at David Lawrence Rare Coins

High Mint State Full Head Type 1 Standing Liberty Quarter, Registry-Quality 1928 $20 Saint...

Sunday Auction #1180 from David Lawrence Rare Coins is now LIVE and features 430 total lots including 25 Vault Values and 175 No Reserve...

Mint Error Coin Chronicles: Partial Collars

Fascinating errors illustrate mechanical difficulties when seating blanks   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is one of the world’s leading authority on mint errors, a popular segment...
More Than $6 Million in Rare US Coins Sold in Heritage Summer FUN Auction

More Than $6 Million in Rare US Coins Sold in Heritage Summer FUN Auction

Two classic rarities shone brightly as Heritage's July 13-15 Summer FUN Auction brought in excess of $6.1 million USD to its consignors. This auction...

United States Mint Opens Sales for Virginia American Innovation $1 Coin Products July 27

Product options containing Uncirculated quality American Innovation $1 coins honoring Virginia will be available for purchase directly from the United States Mint beginning on...

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

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

Ancient Roman Coins – Military Strength in Rome’s Golden Age

Ancient Roman Coins - HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. Aureus  Struck 124-128 AD. Ancient Roman Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Hadrian was the...
A Look at the Forming Secondary Market of the 2021 Privy Morgans

A Look at the Forming Secondary Market of the 2021 Privy Morgans

By Christopher Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   In a year of high-profile United States Mint product releases, there is no doubt that the U.S. Mint’s 2021...
Collectors Loan “Magnificent 7” $15+ Million Group of Classic U.S. Coins for Display at World’s Fair of Money

Collectors Loan “Magnificent 7” $15+ Million Group of Classic U.S. Coins for Display at...

Exhibits hosted by Tangible Investments features examples of some of the finest known coins, including 1880 Coiled Hair and Flowing Hair “Stellas”   A virtual mini-museum...
Heritage Showcase Auctions Feature Dutton Collection of US Coins, Colonial Valley Collection of Colonial Notes

Heritage Showcase Auctions Feature Dutton Collection of US Coins, Colonial Valley Collection of Colonial...

The Bruce M. Dutton Collection Showcase Auction Preliminary bidding has already begun in the latest Showcase auction from Heritage featuring selections from the collection of...
Continuity and Legitimacy: The Ancient Coins of Septimius Severus

Continuity and Legitimacy: The Ancient Coins of Septimius Severus

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Septimius Severus ascended to the throne in absentia as he marched from the “sleepy” Danubian province of Pannonia Superior...
CEO of Florida Armored Transport Company Charged in Multimillion Dollar Dirty Gold Money Laundering Conspiracy

CEO of Florida Armored Transport Company Charged in Multimillion Dollar Dirty Gold Money Laundering...

By United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida ......   South Florida federal prosecutors have charged a Miami-Dade County business owner with facilitating a $140...
Kennedy Half Dollars Back in Full Force

Kennedy Half Dollars Back in Full Force

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The Kennedy half dollar, struck since 1964 to honor President John F. Kennedy who was assassinated on November 22, 1963,...
Isabella: The Mother of All U.S. Commemorative Quarters

Isabella: The Mother of All U.S. Commemorative Quarters

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities ......   The original Washington quarter was intended as just a one-year commemorative. Yet John Flanagan’s obverse design has endured for...
1891 Double Eagle Rarity at Stack's Bowers August 2021 ANA World's Fair of Money Auction

1891 Double Eagle Rarity Featured in Stack’s Bowers August 2021 World’s Fair of Money...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   Beginning in 1877, the denomination listed on the double eagle was expanded from TWENTY D. to...
How Much is a 2020 Tokyo Olympics Medal Worth

How Much is a 2020 Tokyo Olympics Medal Worth

Precious Metals Wholesaler Dillon Gage Metals Unveils Olympian Gold and Silver Secrets   By Dillon Gage Metals ......   This year, one of the world's largest precious metals...
United States Mint

United States Mint Issues New Terms for Bulk Purchase Program to Improve Online Order...

To address the extraordinarily high volume of automated web robot (BOT) traffic targeted at the Mint’s online sales site (www.catalog.usmint.gov) and to prevent the...

United States 1990 Eisenhower Centennial Dollar

Description: The 1990 Eisenhower Centennial Dollar is the second United States coin struck to honor the 34th President of the United States, the first being...
Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of July

Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of July

By CoinWeek .....   In July, the summer heat continues to pummel for 31 days. But school is out, and families can finally (FINALLY) go on that...

Jeff Garrett: When US Coins Were Minted in Georgia

The Dahlonega Mint struck numerous gold coins that can add a unique twist to your collection   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Contrary...
1898-S Barber Quarter, 1846/5-O $10 Gold Eagle Variety Among David Lawrence Rare Coin Highlights

1898-S Barber Quarter, 1846/5-O $10 Gold Eagle Variety Among David Lawrence Rare Coin Highlights

Sunday Auction #1179 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now LIVE and features 425 total lots including 25 Vault Values and 105 No...
Redesigned United States Mint 2021 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin Available July 20

Redesigned United States Mint 2021 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin Available July 20

The United States Mint is pleased to announce the opening of sales for the redesigned 2021 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin beginning on July...
Royal Canadian Mint $2 Circulation Coin Marks 100th Anniversary of Discovery of Insulin

Royal Canadian Mint $2 Circulation Coin Marks 100th Anniversary of Discovery of Insulin

The Royal Canadian Mint is issuing a new $2 circulation coin celebrating the fact that, 100 years ago, four researchers achieved a Canadian medical...
United States 1918 (P) Lincoln Cent

United States 1918 (P) Lincoln Cent

Description Lincoln cents were in short supply as the United States entered its second year of war in Europe. Increased wartime economic activity drove up...
Ancient and Medieval Coins With Two-Sided Legends

Ancient and Medieval Coins With Two-Sided Legends

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Many--probably most--coins do not have any inherent directionality in the images or legends on their two...
Cargo Handlers at LAX Plead Guilty to Stealing Four Gold Bars Headed From Australia to New York

Cargo Handlers at LAX Plead Guilty to Stealing Four Gold Bars Headed From Australia...

By United States Attorney's Office, Central District of California ......   Two cargo handling company employees who worked at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) each pleaded...

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...
Royal Australian Mint Releases Limited Edition Olympic and Paralympic Coins

Royal Australian Mint Releases Limited Edition Olympic and Paralympic Coins

By Royal Australian Mint ......   Woolworths and the Royal Australian Mint are helping customers show their support for the Australian Olympic and Paralympic teams by...

How a Coin Gets Bad Karma – And How It Can Regain Its Mojo

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I recently sold an interesting coin (details to follow) and the entire process, which was reasonably quick...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part II

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins series derived...