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...

Islamic Coin Sells For £3.7 Million In Morton & Eden Sale...

Second most expensive coin ever sold at auction One of the rarest and most highly-prized of all Islamic gold coins, struck possibly to coincide with...

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

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

The Coin Analyst – What’s the Best Way to Invest in...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ..... I often hear newer coin collectors and silver investors ask what is the best way to buy silver. There are...

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 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...

The Canadian Silver Dollars of 1935-67

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The coins of Canada attract collectors from all around the world with their beautiful, nature-themed designs and motifs of...

One of Only Two Known Surviving 1945 Silver Threepence Coins Surfaces

The “rarest British circulating coin in 200 years” has been certified as genuine by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), the world’s largest third-party certification, grading...

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...

Pirate Coins for Me – A True Tale of Pirates From...

By Roald Versteeg for CoinWeek .....   History Pirates and buccaneers have captured the imagination of the world for centuries, the most infamous cutthroats of their day,...

Popular Hunting Dog Breed Vizsla Focus of New Coin From Hungary

By Coin & Currency Institute ......   Although the Hungarian Vizsla did not start arriving in the United States until the close of World War II,...

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...

Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor, Honored on 10 Euro Gold Coin

Marcus Aurelius by the Italian Mint ......   The gold coin from the Numismatic Collection 2020 of the State Mint, issued today by the Ministry of...

The Coin Analyst: The Most Profitable Modern Coins of 2019

The Most Profitable Modern Coins by Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   In 2019 two major trends stood out in modern coins. The first trend was...

World Coin Counterfeit Detection – 1928 South African Gold Sovereign

Counterfeit 1928 South Africa Gold Sovereign By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   A group of four 1928 South African Sovereigns was recently submitted to NGC all...

The 1898 “Single 9” Pond: South Africa’s rarest gold coin

Most serious coin collectors in South Africa have heard about the Single 9, commonly referred to as the “King of South African Coins.” However...

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...

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...

How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Rupees

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Little thought is given by many people on the previous incarnations of the metal that makes up the coins...

How and Why Gold Became the Most Important Metal for Coins

By Ursula Kampmann for Künker GmbH ......   For centuries, silver was the preferred metal across the world when it came to coins and savings. In...

The Joint Coinage of Qatar and Dubai

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Qatar & Dubai AH1386-1966 25 Dirhams, PCGS MS64. Images courtesy PCGS The Gulf Emirate States are an amazing and rich...

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...

Swiss Mint Issues World’s Smallest Gold Coin Showing Albert Einstein

By The Federal Mint Swissmint ......   The Smallest Gold Coin in the World With determination, patience, and ingenuity, Albert Einstein established his enduring fame in 1905...

The Coin Analyst: Mexican Libertad Series Surprises Again

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   As Pat Stovall, a longtime dealer in Mexican coins and the stepson of the late "Dean of American Experts...

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Great Southern Land 1oz...

This coin features the great southern Australian continent in stunning Australian opal. Australia is the planet’s sixth-largest country yet the smallest of the world’s...

Royal Canadian Mint Captures Canada’s History and Diverse Culture on Two...

Klondike gold discovery commemorated in 5-9s pure gold and Ukrainian art of Pysanka shines on an egg-shaped coin   By the Royal Canadian Mint ......   The Royal...

The Paper Money Coin of 1574 – The First Paper Currency...

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Netherlands Leiden 1574 Siege ¼ Gulden, PCGS XF40 Paper money requires a sacrifice, as they are not of any intrinsic...

Coin Profile – China 1995 Panda 10 Yuan 1 Oz Silver...

Description: The 10-Yuan one-ounce 1995 Silver Panda is a bullion coin produced by the official mint of the People’s Republic of China. The Silver Panda...

Canadian Nickel Dollars

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ...... 1968 $1 Voyageur (Regular Strike) PCGS MS67 Canadian Dollars are large, highly collectible coins that have been popular with collectors...