Classic US Gold Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect (a...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Of the four denominations struck at the Dahlonega Mint, half eagles are the largest in size...

40th Anniversary Book of Royal French Coins Available From Editions Gadoury

By Coin & Currency Institute ......   The 40th anniversary edition of Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, by Francesco Pastrone, a standard reference book on the coins...

Upcoming FUN Show to Exhibit Finest Proof Morgan Dollar Set in...

The finest Proof Morgan dollar set will be displayed by the PCGS Set Registry® (PCGS) at the 2019 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention for...

Former Twin Cities Bullion Coin Dealer Indicted for $1.1 Million Fraud...

By Minnesota Commerce Department ......   The Minnesota Commerce Department announced that a federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin (Madison) has returned an...

Lucky Money Collection: BEP Celebrates Chinese New Year With Year of...

By Bureau of Engraving and Printing ......   In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased...

Must Have Ancient Coins: The New Harlan Berk Fixed Price List

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd ......   Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. is pleased to present our eighth Fixed Price List, which includes 100 high-quality ancient coins....

World Coins – Switzerland 2019 Shooting Taler Continues Long Tradition

By Coin & Currency Institute ......   Switzerland’s annual shooting taler is now available for pre-order in advance of its mid-to-late January release date. The Swiss tradition...

Iran Executes “Sultan of Coins” for Hoarding Gold Coins

Special courts set up in August have handed out multiple death sentences in similar cases By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Two weeks ago, international...

Coin Design Blunders at the United States Mint

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   We all make mistakes – the U.S. Mint included. Over the years the Mint has released multiple coins with...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1922 No D Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1922 No D Lincoln cent By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ...... The 1922 No D Lincoln cent has long been popular with...

Ancient Coins – Alexander the Great Tetradrachms and Herakles’ Slaying of...

MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander the Great Tetradrachms (336-323 BC). AR By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The early Macedonian kingdom did not have sufficient...

Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The History...

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The Bicentennial What, you may ask, made the year 1976 so important for our shop (besides the...

Champion Macau Auction: Chinese Coins Take Center Stage at Asian Coin...

The Norcal Collection The Norcal Collection of Chinese Coins consists of machine struck coins collected by an American living in China from the 1930s to...

NGC Ancients: The Decline of Roman Imperial Silver Coinage, Part I

From 27 BCE to 268 CE, the purity of Roman Imperial silver was in a steady decline. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Beginning in the...

Toned 1960-D Franklin Half Dollar With Full Bell Lines Goes for...

By CoinWeek ....   On Sunday, November 18, a toned 1960-D Peace Dollar certified MS66+ with Full Bell Lines (FBL) by PCGS sold for $7,750 USD...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1885 Snowden Dollar in Aluminum

One of the fascinating pieces being offered in the Beverly Hills Signature Auction is an experimental 1885 Snowden dollar. The obverse and reverse dies...

Legend Coin Market Report – The PCGS San Antonio Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ......   No Sugar Coating Today's Coin Market Anyone who tells you the coin market is on fire is either lying...

NGC Coin Grading: What Are Full Bell Lines?

NGC’s designation gives collectors a more comprehensive assessment of Franklin Half Dollars By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   NGC uses a numeric grade to succinctly describe...

Collecting Classic US Coins – The Silver Dollars of Our Founding...

You might be surprised at how affordable some of the earliest US silver dollars are By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Silver Dollars...

CFTC, State of Utah Charge Precious Metals Dealer in $170 Million...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission .....   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Securities, through its Attorney General,...

The Puzzle of the Nova Constellatios

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   What was the first US coin? The 1793 large cent? Or the 1792 half disme? Nope. The first coin series minted...

Thompson Reaches, Reneges on Settlement to Give up Missing Gold

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   UPDATE, 11/16/2018: At the meeting between both parties on Thursday, November 15, Judge Blunt declared that Thompson had failed to...

PCGS Thanks Don Willis for A Decade of Service

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced the resignation of Don Willis who served as PCGS President since 2008. “We sincerely thank Don for his...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1877 Indian Head Cent

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .....   A difference in facial expression is among the many clues this coin is fake. Although it had only the second-lowest mintage...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Ptolemies, Part II

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series  by Mike Markowitz .....   Ptolemy IV Philopator (222 – 204 BCE) THE LONG DECLINE OF Ptolemaic Egypt began with the reign of Ptolemy IV,...

New Large Format Silver Coin From Hungarian Mint

By Coin & Currency Institute ......   King Matthias I (Matthias Corvinus, originally Mátyás Hunyadi) was Hungary's first elected king and one of the most popular...

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency 29 Sale: Lots You Need to...

By CoinWeek .....   On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will conduct the 29th in its series of Regency Auction sales. The series,...

United States 1887 Liberty Seated Half Dollar

Description: U.S. Circulating Coin Production in 1887 - Putting the 1887 Half in Context In 1887, the Philadelphia Mint handled U.S. coin production for all of...

Stay Alert – Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Vehicle Burglary, Inventory Stolen The owner of Coin Castle Coins was the victim...

NGC: Give Peace Dollars a Chance

A century ago, world events laid the groundwork for America's last circulating silver dollar series By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Wow, November...