A PCGS MS69 Morgan Dollar Showcase

By Jaime Hernandez for PCGS ......   Morgan Dollar, 1881-S $1, PCGS MS69. Image courtesy PCGS Morgan dollars are undoubtedly among the most popular coins with collectors....

Ancient Coins – A Soldier’s Share of Alexander the Great’s Plunder

Ancient Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Alexander the Great, born in the autumn of 356 BCE and taught by the...

E Pluribus Unum Collection Pt 2 Realizes $1.1 Million+ at Stack’s...

Built over more than half a century, the E Pluribus Unum Collection is replete with coins and medals of superb rarity and quality, many...

Champion Auction 2020 Macau Sale Live on November 29

By Champion Auction  ......   Welcome to the 2020 Champion Macau Auction. This will be the first live numismatic floor auction in Hong Kong or Macau...

High Mint State Indian Head Cents Highlight David Lawrence Rare Coins...

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  ......   David Lawrence Rare Coin's first Internet Auction of December (#1146) is now live and features 448 new...

Bob R. Simpson Session Claims Top Lot Honors in $14.5 Million...

1807 Draped Bust quarter brings $630,000, $528,000 for 1795 half dollar Nov. 19-22 in Dallas   Appearing at auction for only the second time in 113...

From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   The year 1949 saw the culmination of the long, bloody Chinese civil war that had begun in...

Understanding World Coins: The Lunar and Solar Hijri Dating Systems

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   AH1299 (1882) 10 D Lec-188 Paris Morocco PCGS MS64 The Hijri Lunar Dating System The Hijri lunar dating system is the...

Miller Collection, Pt. 1 Realizes Over $9 Million at Stack’s Bowers...

Part One of the Larry H. Miller Collection was a much-anticipated highlight of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2020 Showcase Auction, held at the...

NGC and PMG-Certified Coins, Notes From East Asia Feature in Macau...

A vintage Chinese silver dollar is one of the highlights in the November sale   Vintage Chinese coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and vintage...

Eisenhower Dollars: History, Values and Scarce Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Eisenhower dollars, issued from 1971 to 1978, were the first dollar coins issued since the Peace dollar series ended in...

The Ancient Coins of Phanes

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The first coins to be struck appeared c. 650 BCE in what is now western Turkey. These coins...

Denmark Issues New 500-Krone Banknote

By National Bank of Denmark (Dansmarks Nationalbank) ......   On November 17, 2020, the National Bank of Denmark issued new, updated 500-krone banknotes. The new banknotes...

Classic US Coins: So You’ve Decided to Collect Dahlonega Gold…

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The Dahlonega Mint opened in 1838 as a result of the North Georgia gold rush. The difficulty...

1998: The Last of the Heraldic Eagle Washington Quarters

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The inaugural release of the first 50 State Quarters in 1999 meant big changes were coming to the Washington...

1969-S DDO Penny Sold to Honest Coin Dealer for 5 Cents...

Over the past 50 years, an individual from San Francisco accumulated thousands of Lincoln cents from change, friends, and by searching rolls. He never...

Larry Ness Indian Peace Medals Brings Over $900,000 at Stack’s Bowers...

The highly anticipated Larry Ness Collection of Indian Peace medals crossed the auction block on November 10 as part of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries...

The 1920 Pilgrim Commemorative Half Dollar Turns 100

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   EDITORS' NOTE: This Thanksgiving week, CoinWeek's Giveaway #357 contest prize is a PCGS MS-64 1920 Pilgrim Commemorative, and one...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit Coins by Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) .......   Counterfeit 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime The design details on this Seated Liberty Dime counterfeit coin are soft,...

Tauler and Fau Highlight Rare Ancient, Spanish and World Coins in...

By Tauler and Fau ......   Featuring 329 lots of rare Ancient, Spanish, and World Coins, Auction 70 from Tauler and Fau--exclusively online--closes on Tuesday, November...

David Lawrence Rare Coins Offers #1 PCGS Registry Set of Proof...

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  ......   The special Thanksgiving auction #1145 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) features 300 new coins plus 35...

CoinWeek Podcast #145: Ancient Coin Weight Standards

  CoinWeek Podcast #145: Ancient Coin Weight Standards Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...

Impressive Chinese Coins Featured in Heritage Hong Kong Auction

As the last major auction event on the Heritage Auctions 2020 numismatic calendar, our December 18-19 Hong Kong Signature Auction allows us to reflect...

Jeff Garrett: The Power of Coin Photography

High-quality digital photography has become a game-changer in numismatics   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Most major players in the rare coin market...

Numismatic Crime Information Center – Help Find Coins Stolen or Missing...

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Stolen/Lost in Transit: Florida to Germany A USPS package being shipped from Florida...

Nearly $20 Million in United States Coins and Paper Money Sold...

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2020 Showcase Auction was highlighted by several historic collections that were brought to market for the first time in...

Get Familiar With the New 2021 American Eagle Reverse Designs

American Eagle Reverse Designs by PROVIDENTMETALS.COM   Over the course of four decades in production, from the 1980s and '90s to the 2000s and 2010s, the...

Enough is Enough… The U.S. Mint Needs to Change

Dear United States Mint, Not a day goes by that we do not receive angry emails from both collectors and established dealers in the rare...

A Message From United States Mint Director David J. Ryder

David J. Ryder is the Director of the United States Mint... Dear Mint Customers, I want to take this opportunity to speak to you about the...

US Mint Mayflower Gold, Silver Coin Sales Launch Goes How You’d...

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ....   If you're still interested in purchasing the Mayflower 400th Anniversary Silver Reverse Proof medal, then we have some bad news. As...