United States 1938 Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...

The Numismatic Versus: Comparing Coin Collecting Methods

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Cats versus dogs. Coke versus Pepsi. Good versus evil. You get my point: two camps competing...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle

Look closely at these modern coins before you buy. A careful examination of the details can reveal a counterfeit. Counterfeit 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle By Paul...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – The Seleucids and Their Coins: Part...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   Part I | Part II Antiochus V & Timarchus When Seleucid king Antiochus IV died unexpectedly in 164 BCE, he left...

March Online Coin Auction Madness

By Jim Bisognani - NGC Weekly Market Report ......   March is upon us and, at least according to the calendar, spring is a mere fortnight away! Not to...

Certified Coin Marketplace: CAC Coins Bring Premiums in February

In addition to faring well in internet sales, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at the Long Beach Coin and...

SS Central America “Supernova” Double Eagle Gold Coin To Be...

 The spectacular 1857-S Double Eagle, recovered in 2014 from the fabled SS Central America and now nicknamed “Supernova” because of its amazing, unique natural...

1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent Highlight of David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ......   Our Sunday Internet Auction #1056 includes a selection of 515 New Items along with 100 No Reserve Lots and 25...

Bullion & Precious Metals: The Chinese Gold Rush of 2019

By Blanchard & Company ......   Beigao, a town of roughly 100,000 people in the Putian municipal area, the city's main street boasts 20 gold shops. Yes:...

United States Mint to Issue American Eagle Gold Proof Coins March...

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2019 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 7 at noon EST. Product options are...

Ancient Gold Coin Profiles – Civic Badge of Cyzicus

Ancient Gold Coin - Mysia, Cyzicus. Hekte circa 500-450 By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Cyzicus was one of the great trade...

Is It Ever OK to Clean Coins?

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek .....   Some types of coin cleaning might very well improve a coin’s appearance, while most other methods may actually...

Precious Metals Dealer Ordered to Pay More Than $8 Million for...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission .....   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced on March 4 that a Florida federal court ordered Carlos Javier Ramirez...

Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of – Stay Alert

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   USPS Losses The following two offenses have been reported stolen/missing. #1 The following two coins...

Anderson Collection Part IV Auction Realizes Nearly $8 Million at Whitman...

Series of Four Anderson Banknote Collection Sales Realizes Total of $34,126,980   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries February 28 offering of Part IV of the Joel R....

Early American Coins: The Bar Cent and Counterfeits

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   The bar cent has a remarkably simple design: A USA monogram on the obverse and 13 bars on the...

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

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Imagine, if you will, that the coin market is a sushi bar. You look in the...

How the Flying Eagle Cent Reinvented the Coin

By Blanchard & Company ......   For more than 60 years, the United States minted the large cent. These coins, about the size of a half...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – The Seleucids and Their Coins: Part...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   Part I Antiochus III When Seleucus III was poisoned by his officers in 223 BCE, his 18-year-old son, Antiochus, inherited an...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1878 Shield Nickel: The Kissing Thief

Counterfeit coin - 1878 Shield Nickel This proof 1878 Shield Nickel looks pretty at first glance, but a more careful evaluation reveals that it’s a...

World Coins – Heritage to Offer Denis Burger Collection of English...

Once again, Heritage will be offering a specialized single consignor collection of world coins for your bidding pleasure beginning on February 18, ending in...

Whitman Publishing Releases 2nd Edition of Rare Coin Collecting and Investing...

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the second edition of Pleasure and Profit: 100 Lessons for Building and Selling a Collection of Rare Coins,...

Silver Eagle Demand Exhausts U.S. Mint Supply

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins ......   Since this past December's swoon for stock markets around the globe, investor interest in precious metals has seen a...

NGC Certifies Rare 1943 Copper Cent

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a 1943 Copper Cent that was found in a gumball machine decades ago. The 1943 Copper Cent is...

Coins Are a Curious Thing: Indian Head Cents

By Jim Bisognani - NGC Weekly Market Report ......   As often happens during the winter season, I find myself at the mercy of the elements. This past weekend...

Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Coins, Committing Mail Fraud

Barry Ron Skog, 68, of Burnsville, Minnesota, pleaded guilty February 21 to one count of selling counterfeit coins and one count of mail fraud...

Ron Guth: Five Big Ones: Legend Rare Coin Auctions – January...

By Ron Guth .....   Legend Rare Coin Auctions styles itself as a boutique auction house, specializing in high-end certified coins, especially Top Pop and Finest...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Choice 1930-S Indian Eagle

Small denomination gold coinage was seldom seen in circulation after World War I, as people had become accustomed to using the more convenient paper...

Netherlands Celebrates 100 Years of Dutch Aviation, World’s Oldest Operating Airline

By Coin & Currency Institute ......   The Royal Dutch Mint's first official Netherlands commemorative coins of 2019 are the Aviation 5 and 10 euros in...

Court Imposes $15.7 Million Penalty, Lifetime Ban Against Precious Metals Dealer...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission .....   In 2015, the CFTC Charged California Resident Hannes Tulving, Jr. and His Firm with Misappropriation and Fraudulent Solicitation in...