CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Widow’s Mite

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And He called...

Jeff Garrett on NGC Details Grading: It’s All in the Details

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ....   Common causes for Details Grading are cleaning, artificial toning, scratches, environmental damage and repair (or damage) to...

Updated: March of Dimes Commemorative Set to Include 90% Silver Roosevelt...

UPDATE (2/24/2015): According to Vol. 80, No. 36 of the Federal Registry, the Treasury Department and the United States Mint have established a retail...

Forgotten Hoards of History: Unearthing Scotland’s Nordic Trove

By Crystal Gomez - Gainesville Coins ......   In September 2014, a metal detector enthusiast found a spectacular stockpile of Viking legacy. According to the British...

Eroticism on Ancient Coins (Adults Only)

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz.... Through a long chain of pious frauds and medieval myth-making, the February 14 feast day of St. Valentine,...

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

Investors, on the other hand... By Guest Columnist Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   If you’re seeing small, white spots on your American Silver Eagles and wonder...

The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service – ANACS,...

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek .....   Click here for Part One. After calling to let me know that he was coming to Sidney, Ohio to meet...

New Swiss Commemorative Coins Released Jan. 22, 2015

By The Federal Mint Swissmint....   On 22 January 2015, the Federal Mint Swissmint launched three new commemorative coins for coin enthusiasts and collectors. A bimetallic...

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 12: Copper-Nickel...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #261  A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service – ANACS

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek.com ....   Many collectors nowadays are afraid to buy any coin not already graded and encapsulated by a third-party grading service...

New Set of Swedish Coins and Bank Notes in 2015

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   The Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) announced recently that a new series of Swedish coins and bank notes...

Coinage of the First Caliphate

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   BY THE BEGINNING of the seventh century CE, the lands of the Eastern Mediterranean had been ravaged...

Angola Issues New 20-Kwanza Coins; 50- and 100-Kwanza Coins Set for...

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   To celebrate Angola’s 40th anniversary of independence from Portugal, the National Reserve Bank of Angola (Banco Nacional de Angola,...

Texas Coin Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years for Theft

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   On December 18, Edwin Chauncey, the former owner and operator of Chauncey’s Rare Coins and Currency in Lubbock, Texas,...

US Mint Releases Second Report on Alternative Ways to Manufacture Coins

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   If you read nothing else concerning the U.S. Mint’s December 12 biennial report on coin production costs and research...

Conditionally Rare 1951-D Washington Quarter to be Sold at Regency Auction...

By CoinWeek IQ Analysis .....   Legend Rare Coin Auctions' Regency X Auction offers coin connoisseurs considerable coverage in the area of high-end classic U.S. coins. This...

The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part 1

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   I originally thought that I’d frame this post as a boxing match with some pre-fight analysis thrown...

The Magnificent Ancients of the Nelson Bunker Hunt Coin Collection

Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Fitzgerald: The rich are different than you and me. Hemingway: Yes, they have more money. IN THE ARCANE...

This Little Piggy Went to Market: Boars, Hogs, Sows and Piglets...

Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   INTELLIGENT, ADAPTABLE AND OMNIVOROUS, PIGS have long been companions to humans. We know from cave paintings...

First Read: Coins & Collectors: Golden Anniversary Edition

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature... Review by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Coins...

CoinWeek Ancient Coins Series: The Ancient Coinage of Crete

Labyrinths and Minotaurs and Bulls, Oh My!   CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   FOR THE ANCIENT Greeks, Crete was a place of myth and...

Cool Coins – Coinex 2014 London, England. VIDEO: 9:39

Interviewer: David Lisot, Coinweek.com with Stephen Fenton, 1652 Massachusetts Silver 3 pence David Guest, 1657 Mary Queen of Scots British Silver Ryal Stephen Hill, English Charles I...

As Legal Issues Mount, Merit Gold Customers Seek Relief

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   In CoinWeek’s initial report on Merit Gold and Silver, we wrote that the Santa Monica City’s...

The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

By Charles Morgan, Scott Purvis, and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   In a hobby already prone to hyperbole, the recent release of the Kennedy Gold Proof inspired...

Gold Coins: Monaco Prepares Brasher Doubloon For It’s World’s Fair of...

The finest certified 1787 Brasher Doubloon was shown to Southern California news media representatives as Monaco Rare Coins of Newport Beach, California made final preparations...

Does Ike Dollar Market Foreshadow a Crumbling Modern Coin Market ?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   As a member of the Ike Group, Charles tries to stay informed about the current goings-on...

The Coinage of Carthage

Coins of Carthage by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ..... Ancient Coin Series   MOST OF WHAT we know about Carthage was written by their enemies--first the Greeks,...

The 1615-16 Coins of Bermuda (Sommer Islands): The First English Coins...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #226 By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek .....   In...

Ancient Coin Insights: Real Roman Women on Coins

Coinweek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   MUCH LIKE AMERICANS, Republican Romans had a deep-rooted prejudice against depicting living people on their money. It...

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Ing Ing Jong, Perth Mint Coin...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com .....   Ing Ing Jong, a Perth Mint coin designer, recently discussed with me her experience as a coin designer and...