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,...

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...