The German Princess Who Became a Russian Empress: Stack’s Bowers NYINC...

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Much like another female ruler some two centuries prior (Elizabeth I in England), an...

Unique War of 1812 $3 Note Leads Results in Heritage Auction...

A $3 bill issued during the War of 1812 led the results in Heritage Auction's November 4-5 sale of The Mike Coltrane Collection Part...

Coin Profiles – Hobo Nickels

The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because...

Jim Bisognani: ‘V75’ End of World War II Gold, Silver Coins...

The Silver and Gold Eagles celebrating the end of World War II are soaring to lofty heights   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report...

Pattern US Coins: The 1879 Schoolgirl Dollar

One of the many fascinating patterns to be found in the current Heritage Auction of Important Selections from The Bob R. Simpson Collection, Part...

So You’ve Decided to Collect Classic Head Half Eagle Gold Coins…

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As a companion piece to the Sunnyvale Collection of Classic Head half eagles that they offered for...

Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

By Wayne Sayles .....   Some Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG)members have asked what they can do to assure that the purchases they make are legal....

Always Check for Altered Dates: PCGS

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   While many experts check for date and mintmark alterations on key-date coinage, especially that of the United States, it...

Renowned NGC-Certified Spanish Gold Royal Debuts in Sedwick Auction

A phenomenal “Royal” Gold 8 Escudos certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is making its debut in Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC’s upcoming Auction 28 sale being...

Altered Coin Detection: Cameo 1960 Franklin Half Dollar

Altered Cameo 1960 Franklin Half By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation(NGC) .......   A white "frost" was applied to this Franklin Half Dollar to give its elements a...

Trinidad & Tobago Launches Further Polymer Banknote Denominations

By De La Rue, plc .....   The Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago announced that new $5, $10 and $20 denominations on De La Rue's...

Colonial Coins, Washingtoniana, Indian Peace Medals in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Auction

The E Pluribus Unum Collection, Part 2: Colonial Coins and Washingtoniana The E Pluribus Unum Collection, Part 2: Colonial Coins and Washingtoniana will be featured...

The 1922 Peace Dollar With Moustache Variety

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Peace Dollar, 1922 $1 VAM 12A Moustache, PCGS MS64. Image courtesy PCGS The 1922 Peace dollar struck at the Philadelphia...

Nearly Uncirculated 1928 $50 Gold Certificate Star Note in Stack’s Bowers...

By Brad Ciociola - Currency Specialist, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   A pleasing Fr.2404* 1920 $50 Gold Certificate Star Note graded About Uncirculated 55 EPQ will...

Collecting the Liberty Head Nickel: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In the late 1880s, the United States Mint began looking into replacing the Shield nickel, the five-cent piece that was...

Top Five Results From Künker’s Fall World Coin Auctions

The Top Five of Künker’s Fall Auction Sales With a record-breaking total result of more than 14 million euros, Künker’s Fall Auction Sales have almost...

Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in October 2020

During October, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Las Vegas and Dallas in addition to public internet sales. Here are...

Stack’s Bowers Offers Jewell City, Kansas $5 Circus Poster Note in...

By Brad Ciociola - Currency Specialist, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   A new-to-the-market Circus Poster format $5 Brown Back from the First National Bank of Jewell...

Ancient Roman Coins – A Conspiracy to Assassinate the Emperor Nero

Aureus 64-65, AV 7.27 g. NERO CAESAR – AVGVSTVS By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The name Nero holds a particularly sinister connotation...

CoinWeek Podcast #144: A Priceless Treasure Coin Comes to the Block

CoinWeek Podcast #144: A Priceless Treasure Coin Comes to the Block Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or...

Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Second “Family” of Struck Fake Draped Bust...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   As I noted in my past CoinWeek article on the 1795 "off-center" Bust dollar fakes, my...

Tauler and Fau E-Auction 69 Ancient and World Coin Highlights

By Tauler and Fau ......   Tauler and Fau's E-Auction 69 - Fall Selection features 800 lots of Greek, Ancient Spanish, Roman Republican and Imperial, Visigothic,...

Numismatic Crime Information Center – Updates and New Internet Forums

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Good morning, this is Doug Davis from the nonprofit Numismatic Crime Information...

Two Killer Walking Liberty Halves At GreatCollections November 8 Auction

By CoinWeek ....   Bidding for two noteworthy Walking Liberty half dollars comes to an end at GreatCollections.com on Sunday, November 8. With the market for...

Roman Coins From the War Against Hannibal

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The Second Punic War began when the Carthaginian general Hannibal invaded Italy in 218 BCE. Hannibal ravaged Italy with...

David Lawrence Rare Coins Offers Gem 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent, Among...

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  ......   The newest Sunday Internet Auction from David Lawrence Rare Coins is now live. Auction #1143 features 350...

Final 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Available Nov. 5

The United States Mint will release the final 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set featuring coins honoring Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve on November...

Lunar Series III Year of the Ox 1oz Silver Gilded Coin...

The stunning 2021 Year of the Ox 1oz Silver Gilded Edition is the perfect gift or collectible for those born under the lunar ox. Those...

Early US Pattern Coins: “Backward Liberty” 1839 Silver Half Dollar

Early US Pattern Coin Highlight The upcoming November 19-22 Signature Auction of US Coins from Heritage Auctions features numerous fascinating pattern coins. One of them is...

A Memorable 1892-O Half Eagle: Doug Winter

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Despite its low mintage of just 10,000 coins, the 1892-O half eagle is a coin that doesn’t...