The Collapse of the 2001-S Sacagawea Proof

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker .....   The sentiment among collectors who deride modern coins is that they’re overpriced and just plain common. They often...

Gold’s performance reflects continued challenging economic climate

Global gold demand in Q2 2012 was 990.0 tonnes (t), down 7% from the 1,065.8t in Q2 2011 according to the World Gold Council’s...

Methods of Acquiring Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. on Collecting Strategies .... The wonderful thing about coin collecting is that you do not have to be wealthy to enjoy...

First Winners of Quarterly Young Numismatist Essay Contest

In mid-June, Heritage Auctions announced a quarterly essay contest to encourage and support young numismatists and budding authors. The first winners were announced in...

MEET THE 2012 NUMISMATIST OF THE YEAR

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .......   He's one of those semi-familiar names who has accomplished as much or more in his field than others with...

Hoard of Crusader Gold Found in Ruins

By American Friends of Tel Aviv University....   AU uncovers unprecedented trove of gold coins in 13th century castle A team of researchers from Tel Aviv University...

Coin Clubs for the Fun of It – Part 2

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek …… In our previous installment we pointed out the advantages of joining or forming a coin club. We talked...

Dollar Danger Threatens Gold – Euro Hits 2-Yr Low

WHOLESALE gold bullion prices fell to $1569 an ounce during Monday morning's London trading – 0.9% off Friday's close – as stocks, commodities and the Euro...

PCGS Price Guide Adds California Fractional Gold

The popular PCGS Price Guide (www.pcgs.com/prices) now includes listings for California Fractional Gold coins.  It is the only comprehensive online resource available for market...

The Coin Analyst: Groundwork for Gold-Backed Reserve Currency is Being Laid

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ......   Traditionally the notion of some new kind of gold standard is an idea that has appealed mainly to conservatives...

PCGS Gives Congressmen A Close Look At Counterfeiting Problems

During June 27, 2012 meetings with numismatic leaders in Washington, DC, influential U.S. Congressmen and congressional staff members learned about rare coin authentication and...

Australia’s Bush Babies Win the Hearts of Collectors

Due to the overwhelming success of the inaugural Australian Bush Babies collector coin series, The Perth Mint is pleased to announce its sequel -...

2012 Australian One Ton Gold Kangaroo Named Largest, Most Valuable Coin...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   The Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed that the largest coin in the world is the unique 2012...

Heritage Announces Essay Contest for Young Numismatists

To support young numismatists and budding authors, Heritage Auctions is sponsoring quarterly essay contests. Four essays will be selected every year, with each quarterly...

Learning How to Grade – Part 3

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Originally Appeared in Canadian Coin News In our previous installment of “Learning How to Grade” we spoke about circulated coins and the basics...

Pinnacle Purchases All Time Finest Commem Set

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle Rarities....   From before the turn of the last century, the U.S. Mint produced coinage to commemorate specific events and individuals...

Kolbe & Fanning Announce Results of June 7th Auction

Kolbe & Fanning held their 125th mail-bid sale of numismatic literature on Thursday, June 7. The sale featured material from the libraries of F....

Perth Mint King-Sized Kilo Coins Mark Queen’s 60-Year Reign

As a former branch of the Royal Mint, The Perth Mint is honouring its British heritage by releasing two majestic kilo coins to celebrate...

Learning How to Grade – Part 2

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Link to Part 1 The grade of a coin is the single most important ingredient to its value. Before proceeding with this installment, I’ll...

Learning How to Grade – Part 1

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Originally Appeared in Canadian Coin News My biggest pet peeve about our wonderful hobby of coin collecting is the over-grading of coins. I...

Potential Tax-Free Profits In Tangible Assets

By Patrick A. Heller - Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com....   If you invest in paper assets like stocks, bonds, CDs, and currencies and earn...

Good Values in Type Three Liberty Head Double Eagle Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   If you collect rare United States gold coins, you’ll notice that certain series have extremely compressed...

Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

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

Exhibition of Greek Medals at Princeton University Library

To showcase its recent acquisition of a collection of more than 120 medals of modern Greece, the Princeton University Numismatic Collection has installed an...

Gold Breaks 3-Month Rule for 1st Time in 11 Years

Last time gold fell for 3 months running was March 2001. And so...? IT HAD BECOME so rare, you could take its absence for granted...

NGC Releases Chinese Modern Coin Price Guide

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has released an online price guide of Chinese Panda coins 1974 to date. The NGC Chinese Modern Coin Price Guide, accessible...

Another Reason To Avoid Precious Metal ETFs—Complex Tax Reporting

By Patrick A. Heller - Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com....   I have previously expressed concerns about owning precious metals exchange traded funds (ETFs)...

eBay Announces New Changes for Coins Listed in Auction

Gene Cook, eBay General Manager, Emerging Verticals eBay has announced new changes in the requirements for US coins listed in auction. This is part of...

Examples of Italian Bank Notes from the Collection of Stefano Poddi

Examples of Italian Bank Notes from the Collection of Stefano Poddi Interviewer: David Lisot - Rome, Italy March 2012 Stefano Poddi is a collector and scholar...

Royal Canadian Mint Introduces a New Generation of One-Dollar and Two-Dollar...

Multi-ply plated steel composition and visible security features are latest evolutions for Canada’s Loonie and Toonie The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce that a new...