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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

APMEX Announces Chance to Win Trip to Australia

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is once again offering the opportunity to win a trip of a lifetime...

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;...

Royal Mint Celebrates Christmas 2017 with Special £5 Coin & Gold...

The Royal Mint has launched three special coins for Christmas 2017, in celebration of Yuletide traditions. The Christmas Tree 2017 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin,...

New Set of Swedish Coins and Bank Notes in 2015

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   The Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) announced recently that a new series of Swedish coins and bank notes...

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...

France 2017 Auguste Rodin 2 Euro Coin

Description: Auguste Rodin, the French artist and sculptor known for his iconic 19th-century work The Thinker, died 100 years ago in 1917. Now he's making...

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...

Canadian Coins: The Silver Dollars of Canada

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Although the United States and Canada have their national currencies denominated in dollars and cents, that doesn't mean the friendly neighbors are identical...

The Unique 1755-S Santa Fe 4 Escudos from the Eldorado Collection

1755-S Santa Fe 4 Escudos Discovery Coin, Ex. Eliasberg   Crossing the block next week as lot 11306 at our official auction of the New York...

Mintages Raised for Chinese Silver, Gold Panda Coins

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins .......   Since the early 1980s, the People’s Republic of China has struck its own gold and silver bullion coins...