History of Coins – TWO-BITS, FOUR-BITS, SIX-BITS, EIGHT…

By Leon F. McClellan ......   Have you ever wondered why a United States quarter-dollar is called "two-bits"? Or, a half-dollar "four-bits"? Do you know why...

How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Fake Gold Coin

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. We met yesterday with an individual that was interested in selling a Canadian gold...

Medieval Numismatics: Coins of the Crusaders

Crusader coins survive in surprising abundance and have much to tell us about this distant era, which has so many parallels to contemporary events. By...

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Vatican Coins Can Be Rewarding in Many...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Located within the city of Rome in Italy, Vatican City, or the Vatican, is the smallest independent country in...

Exclusive: World’s Most Valuable Private Coin Collection Revealed: The Tyrant Collection

The Tyrant Collection is to be displayed in a multi-year series of exhibits at the Long Beach Expo The existence of a previously unreported collection...

Armageddon for the Royal Canadian Mint’s $20 for $20 Silver Coin...

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek .....   It seemed like a great idea at the time. Called "Face Value collectibles", the face value of these .9999 fine...

The East India Company and Its Coins

The East India Company's classic coins included Gold Mohur, Silver Rupiya, Pagoda, Anna, Fanams and Cash Four centuries ago ships set sail in search of...

The Polish 1621 Hundred Ducats – The Most Expensive Polish Coin...

By Dariusz F. Jasek ..... As edited by Etjen Vincani   In the previous article the first free election of a Polish king was described. This article will deal with...

South Africa 2017 Silver Krugerrand

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the gold Krugerrand, the South African Mint is minting its first-ever 1 oz silver Krugerrand....

The Maria Theresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part...

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek....   The broad silver coin known everywhere today as the Maria Theresa taler is familiar to many numismatists in the...

Coin Collecting Strategies – ‘The World is Your Oyster’!

News & Analysis - World Coin Rarities, markets, & collecting #400 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Pearls come from oysters, and the term pearl is...

The Coin Analyst: From 50 Cents to $1 Million? High-Grade Nelson...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Former South Africa President and Nobel peace prize recipient, Nelson Mandela, is clearly a man beloved by people all...

Metal Detectorists Find Silver Coin Treasure Hoard Linked to King “Bluetooth”

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   On April 16, archaeologists in northern Germany announced the discovery of a hoard of about 600 silver coins linked to...

English Gold Noble Coins of King Edward III (1327-77)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #342 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

First Read: Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in...

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Michael E. Marotta for CoinWeek .....   Chopmarked Coins: A History;...

Philippine Coinage Under U.S. Administration

By Lance Tchor - Founder and Co-President, WINGS® Coins LLC ......   American was propelled into war with Spain after an explosion that sank the battleship...

1839 Rupee Breaks Record Becoming the First Silver British Indian Coin...

A packed auction room and sixty one online bidders competed to buy a piece of numismatic history last Friday, in the second of three...

Mexico 2017 Silver Libertad

Description: The 2017 silver Libertad is a Mexican .999-fine bullion coin that is available in a range of more than a half dozen sizes, including...

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 20 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 20 euro cent coin is the second of three "nordic gold" coins in the euro series ("nordic gold" is...

South Africa Commemorates 1st Coinage with 5 Rand Coin

By South African Reserve Bank....   The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will be issuing a Griqua Town themed R5 circulation coin, celebrating the 200th anniversary...

New 2017 Isle of Man Coins Mark First Manx Coins in...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   The Isle of Man has unveiled a set of seven new coins for 2017, which mark the first complete...

World Coins – Royal Mint Commemorates Engagement of Prince Harry &...

By The Royal Mint ......   On 27 November 2017, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle announced their engagement, delighting well-wishers...

Inaugural Exhibit of Tyrant Collection – Treasures Includes First USA Display...

The first public display of a portion of the extensive numismatic treasures in the recently revealed Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) will be at the February...

New Limited-Mintage 2018 Silver Maple Leaf Coin Anniversary Set: APMEX

APMEX, Inc., the nation’s largest Precious Metals retailer, is pleased to introduce a special two-coin set celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Silver...

Gleaming Gold Rarities in Long Beach Tyrant Collection Display

Many of the historic English coins that will be displayed at the February 22-24, 2018 Long Beach Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) in the upcoming inaugural exhibit...

APMEX Announces 2018 Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coin Monster Box Sweepstakes

APMEX, Inc., an online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is excited to announce the 2018 Silver Maple Leaf Monster Box Sweepstakes, celebrating...

The Coin Analyst: China Strives to Make Silver Pandas as Popular...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Each year modern world coin collectors eagerly await the release of the latest Panda coins from China, which are made...

Spanish Empire “Royal” Potosí Mint 1652 Eight Reales Silver Coin to...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #364 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   In the upcoming...

The Coin Analyst: Mexico’s Silver Libertad Coins Offer Great Opportunity for...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… There is, quite simply, no better world bullion coin from a long-term value perspective than the Mexican Silver Libertad, in...

World Coins – Peru 100 Soles Gold Coins Offer Low Mintages,...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek .......   The Peru 100 Soles gold coin series is one of the most beautiful yet elusive classic world gold coins....