CIT Introduces New Coin Featuring Sherlock Holmes

CIT Introduces New Coin Featuring Sherlock Holmes

Typefaces – Sherlock Holmes Cook Islands. 5 Dollars 2023. Silver .999. 1 oz. 45 mm. Proof. Mintage: 1,887 pieces. Special technology: Microminting. Minted by B....

United States 1968-D Lincoln Cent

In the lead-up to the passage of the Coinage Act of 1965, speculators and coin collectors drew the ire of the Mint, the Treasury,...
Heritage to Hold Showcase Auction of Carson City Coinage January 24

Heritage Reports $464 Million in 2022 for Numismatic Auctions

$103.5 million Nobel Peace Prize benefitting UNICEF humanitarian response to the war in Ukraine excluded from totals because Heritage waived its commission   Heritage Auctions had...
Red Lincoln Cent Collection at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Red Lincoln Cent Collection at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1258 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 750 total lots - including more than 325 No...
Jeff Garrett: Changing Trends in Numismatics

Jeff Garrett: Changing Trends in Numismatics

Looking at the most popular coins to collect over the years shows how collectors' goals and aspirations continue to evolve   By Jeff Garrett for NGC...
Numismatic Crime - Coin Theft at New York International Convention

Numismatic Crime – Coin Theft at New York International Convention

By Doug Davis - President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   The New York City Police Department is investigating a coin theft that occurred at...
Royal Mint Unveils Britannia 2023 Bullion Coin Bearing King Charles III’s Portrait

Royal Mint Unveils Britannia 2023 Bullion Coin Bearing King Charles III’s Portrait

The Royal Mint is the first Mint in the world to introduce King Charles III’s official portrait onto bullion coins, with His Majesty’s effigy...
An Epidemic of Counterfeit 1881-CC Morgans and Bad “PCGS” Slabs

An Epidemic of Counterfeit 1881-CC Morgans and Bad “PCGS” Slabs

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   The initial wave of fakes that I found (I recorded 13 different sellers during an approximately...
Stack's Bowers to Offer John Burger-Regulated Brazilian Gold Coin

Stack’s Bowers to Offer Burger-Regulated Brazilian Gold Coin

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   No, King Joseph I’s eye isn’t bugging out on this 1762/1-R Brazilian 6,400-reis. The coin was plugged...
Numismatist David W. Lange Has Passed Away

Numismatist David W. Lange Has Passed Away

David W. Lange, noted numismatist, die variety expert, and lifelong fan of collecting coin boards, has passed away after a three-year battle with cancer....
Royal Canadian Mint: Transitional Effigy on 2023 Proof Silver Dollar

Royal Canadian Mint: Transitional Effigy on 2023 Proof Silver Dollar

2023-dated collector and bullion coins to feature transitional effigy until permanent obverse is chosen for all Canadian coins The Royal Canadian Mint has dedicated its...
Tennessee Coin Dealer, Legislators Honored With Service Awards

Tennessee Coin Dealer, Legislators Honored With Service Awards

Longtime member Col. Steven Ellsworth, (ret.) was honored by the National Coin and Bullion Association (NCBA) on January 4 during the organization’s membership dinner...
2023 African Animal Mask Coin Series Starts With the Elephant

2023 African Animal Mask Coin Series Starts With the Elephant

First coin released in the African Animal Mask Series Produced in stunning Virenium featuring the elephant Low mintage of only 950 worldwide Pobjoy Mint...

United States 1893-CC Morgan Dollar

Description The Morgan dollar gets its name from United States Mint engraver George T. Morgan, who designed the dollar coin in competition with then-Chief Engraver...
Atocha: The Most Valuable Shipwreck Find in History

Atocha: The Most Valuable Shipwreck Find in History

By Blanchard and Company, Inc .....   The Nuestra Señora de Atocha was one of the most valuable shipwrecks in history. The Spanish galleon was owned...

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...
The Tab Toning of Classic US Commemorative Coins

The Tab Toning of Classic US Commemorative Coins

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   There are many strategies for collecting the classic commemorative series. With 144 silver coins across 50 different issues,...
Archives International Auction 82 of Stocks, Bonds, and World Banknotes

Archives International Auction 82 of Stocks, Bonds, and World Banknotes

Auction 82: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 To be sold at public auction beginning at 11:00 am ET   Auction 82 Features 726 Lots of U.S., Chinese, and...
New Book on Tokens of Love, Loss and Disrespect

New Book on Tokens of Love, Loss and Disrespect

Coins and tokens from the 18th and early 19th centuries were frequently repurposed to communicate private and public messages – from ad hoc scratchings...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Grows Its Hong Kong Office

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to welcome Kelvin Cheung, one of the foremost experts in world paper money and Asian coins, to its industry-leading...
United States 1960 Lincoln Cent Overdate Varieties in Proof

United States 1960 Lincoln Cent Overdate Varieties in Proof

Description As David Lange writes in his excellent CoinWeek article, 1960 was a pivotal year for coin collecting in America. Rare coins, the traditional backbone of...
The 2016-W Silver Eagle From the West Point Mint Hoard Explained

The 2016-W Silver Eagle From the West Point Mint Hoard Explained

The West Point Mint Hoard of Silver Eagles by Bullion Shark LLC ......   In a surprise move, the United States Mint announced in late 2019...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Mythology of Ajax the Lesser

Ancient Greek Coins By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... The Colosseo Collection ...... Opus was a small, infertile territory on the coast of...

A Brief History of the Austrian Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   It is fascinating how events in two different countries on different sides of the world can affect a third...
High Mint State 1943-D Steel Cent Offered by GreatCollections

High Mint State 1943-D Steel Cent Offered by GreatCollections

GreatCollections is currently offering collectors the opportunity to purchase a superb example of the 1943-D steel cent. Graded PCGS MS 68 with a CAC...

Mint State Queen Anne Gold Leads Heritage NYINC World & Ancient Coins Auction Past...

An exceptional Anne 5 Guineas coin was among three lots that sold for $264,000 USD each to lead Heritage Auctions’ NYINC World & Ancient...

NCBA Committee Makes Commemorative Coin Recommendations

On January 10, 2023, the Numismatic Industry Coinage Advisory Committee (NICAC) released its first commemorative coin recommendations to the United States Congress. NICAC is...
United States 1975-D Jefferson Nickel

United States 1975-D Jefferson Nickel

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 Coins of Viking Age Scandinavia

The Coins of Viking Age Scandinavia

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Nearly everything we know about Viking Age coins comes from hoards. Whether buried as votive offerings or as simple...
Stack’s Bowers Sells Over $250 Million in 2022 for Second Consecutive Record Year

Stack’s Bowers Sells Over $250 Million in 2022 for Second Consecutive Record Year

2022 was another record year for Stack’s Bowers Galleries, as the firm set numerous individual price records and new overall records for several product...