Treasury Announces Ventris Gibson as Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint

Ventris C. Gibson Confirmed as 40th Director of the United States Mint

On Friday, June 17, 2022, Ventris C. Gibson took the oath of office as Director of the United States Mint. President Biden nominated Ms....
What I learned about Liberty Head half eagles from the Fairmont Hoard - Doug Winter Numisatics

What Was Lacking From Fairmont/Hendricks: Missing Pieces of the Puzzle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Part One: Half Eagles The April 2022 Stack’s Bowers sale of the Fairmont/”Hendricks” set of Liberty Head half...
1839/8 $10.00 Gold No Motto Liberty Head Eagle, PCGS MS61. Images courtesy Doug Winter Numismatics

Liberty Head Gold Eagles

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   If you hear someone refer to "gold eagles", you might think of the American Gold Eagle issued since 1986. But...
Registry-Quality Jefferson War Nickels at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Registry-Quality Jefferson War Nickels at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1228 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 650 total lots - including more than 20 Vault...
Rare European Coins New to Atlas Numismatics

Rare European Coins New to Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   We have been hard at work preparing our latest selection of new coins and medals. There are 366 new pieces for your consideration...
Russian Journalist Dmitri Muratov's 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Medal Sells for $103.5 Million

Russian Journalist Dmitri Muratov’s 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Medal Sells for $103.5 Million

The Heritage Auctions sale of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize medal awarded to independent Russian journalist and Novaya Gazeta editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov fetched $103.5...
JBR Set From Fairmont Collection to be Offered in Stack’s Bowers August 2022 Global Showcase Auction

JBR Set From Fairmont Collection to be Offered in Stack’s Bowers August 2022 Global...

Stack's Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce the incredible JBR Set of $5, $10, and $20 Gold Coins from the Fairmont Collection, a landmark...
Fresh-to-Market SS Central America Treasures in Goldberg’s June 2022 Auction

Fresh-to-Market SS Central America Treasures in Goldberg’s June 2022 Auction

First-time offerings of California Fractionals and other important items recovered from the legendary “Ship of Gold”   California Gold Rush-era treasures recovered from the fabled “Ship...
1965 Silver Quarter Value: Error Coins and History

1965 Silver Quarter Value: Error Coins and History

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ......   The 1965 Washington quarter was the first US quarter not made of 90% pure silver. This transition from...
Ulster Bank Issues New £50 Polymer Banknote

Ulster Bank Issues New £50 Polymer Banknote

By De La Rue, plc ......   Ulster Bank began issuing its latest polymer banknote on June 15, 2022. The new banknote focuses on Northern Ireland industry...
Limited Edition Coin Celebrates 40 Years of the Falkland Islands

Limited Edition Coin Celebrates 40 Years of the Falkland Islands

Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands Liberation Featuring the Official Emblem of the Falklands 40th Limited to 2,950 - only 950 available...
Future World of Imagination Revealed on New Coin From CIT

Future World of Imagination Revealed on New Coin From CIT

Daydreamer - Future Palau. 10 Dollars 2022. Silver .999. 2 oz. 45 mm. Antique finish. Mintage: 1,500 pieces. Special technology: smartminting® (Ultra High Relief), color....
Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Makes Recommendations for 2024 Dollar Coins

Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Makes Recommendations for 2024 Dollar Coins

On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) met at United States Mint headquarters in Washington, DC, to review several coin...
Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1787 Massachusetts “4C” Half Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1787 Massachusetts “4C” Half Cent + 1-Page Attribution...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) for CoinWeek .....   A comment I have heard in regards to these latest struck fakes is that...

Numismatic History – The GSA CC Morgan Silver Dollar Coin Hoard

Veteran numismatists may remember the great rush on Morgan Silver Dollars that occurred during the early 1960s. For generations these coins had laid undisturbed...
Underrated American Silver Eagles

Underrated American Silver Eagles

By Jack McNamara for CoinWeek ......   On October 29, 1986, the first American Silver Eagle (ASE) was struck at the United States Mint and coin...

Coin Profile – Austria 2004 Vienna Philharmonic 100,000 Euro Gold Coin

In 2004, the Austrian Mint celebrated the 15th year of its successful Vienna Philharmonic gold bullion coin program by producing 15 1,000-ounce versions of...

Ancient Coin Profile – The First Facing Portrait of a King

Ancient Coins - LYCIA. Dynasts of Lycia, Perikles (c.375-360 BCE), Silver Stater   Ancient Coin Profiles by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Lycia was...
One Ounce Gold Oban Ingots Offered in Stack’s Bowers Precious Metals Auctions

One Ounce Gold Oban Ingots Offered in Stack’s Bowers Precious Metals Auctions

In April 2021, Stack’s Bowers Galleries sold an incredibly rare Tenshō-era ca. 1588 Japanese Oban for $1.9 million USD, more than doubling the pre-sale...
Proof Cameo 1843 Seated Liberty Half Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

Proof Cameo 1843 Seated Liberty Half Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

With a fine provence and spectacular toning, GreatCollections is offering the only certified Proof Cameo 1843 Seated Liberty Half Dollar. Graded as a PR...
Perth Mint Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Silver Koala With Gilded Coin

Perth Mint Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Silver Koala With Gilded Coin

This extraordinary 3oz silver Proof gilded coin showcases one of Australia’s best-known native marsupials: the koala. Often perceived as a cuddly animal and generally...
2022 United States Mint Silver Proof Set on Sale June 23

2022 United States Mint Silver Proof Set on Sale June 23

The 2022 United States Mint Silver Proof Set will be available for purchase starting on June 23 at noon EDT. This year’s set includes...

Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 – Get Lady Liberty as a 1920s Flapper!

Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 - When you think of ways to honor your country, what do you think of?   For nations around the world, from...
United States 1864 Large Motto Two Cent Piece

United States 1864 Large Motto Two Cent Piece

In 1864 when the Two Cent coin was first issued, the US Civil War was still raging. One effect of the war was a...

Bad Money – Ancient Counterfeiters and Their Fake Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur "The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived." -- attributed to...

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   What is a So-Called Dollar? It is said that New York coin dealer Thomas Elder first coined...

114 Years Ago Today: ANA Co-Founder Dr. George F. Heath Passed Away

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   114 years ago today, Dr. George Francis Heath died at his home in Monroe, Michigan. He...
1934 $1,000 Philadelphia Federal Reserve Note - Stack's Bowers Galleries

US Paper Money Highlights of the Stack’s Bowers June Online Auction

By Christopher Dahncke - Currency Auction Associate, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   1934 $1,000 Philadelphia Federal Reserve Note The June U.S. Currency Collectors Choice Online (CCO) Auction...

Watch Better Caul Saul Actor Jonathan Banks Portray Coin Shop Burglar on Sanford

Actor Jonathan Banks is best known for playing Mike Ehrmantraut, a hard-as-nails ex-cop turned criminal, who served as the head of security for drug...
Sassanian Silver Drachms

Sassanian Silver Drachms

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Ardashir V, King of Persis, defeated Artabanus IV, the last Shahanshah (“King of Kings”) of Parthia, at the...