Collect This: The Fabulous Italian 500 Lire Silver Coin

Collect This: The Fabulous Italian 500 Lire Silver Coin

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   In 1958, the Italian Mint in Rome began striking a silver coin that would come to be commonly called...
Top 10 Women on Coins, Part 2

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Link to Part 1 5.) Irene of Athens Like much of the Middle Ages, the history of the...
“Gross” Medieval European Coins

“Gross” Medieval European Coins

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   From the end of the eighth century into the 13th, European coinage consisted primarily of small silver coins...

Budget Coin Collecting – Ten Attractive and Inexpensive World Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   The current economic slump has forced many collectors to cut spending to the bone. Even with their allure, coins...

Tyler Rossi: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   As an avid numismatist, I tend to be attracted to coins that tell a story. While I of course...
Decoplata: The History of .720 Silver in World Coinage

Decoplata: The History of .720 Silver in World Coinage

By Austin Jepsky .....   Sometimes referred to as “Mexican Silver”, coins of a .720 silver fineness at one time or another could be found in...
The 1925 British Gold Sovereign Coin

The 1925 British Gold Sovereign Coin

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The Great Britain 1925 Sovereign gold coin is one of the more commonly encountered sovereigns. Often the coin has...

Clipped Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Money equals power, and a ruler’s success often hinges on control of that power. The stability of a monetary...
A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium Coin Series

A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium Coin Series

Niobium Coin Article by Louis Golino and updated August 2021 by CoinWeek .....   The Austrian Mint is one of the world’s oldest mints, with historical roots...

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...

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 Influence of Historic and Ancient Coin Designs

The Influence of Historic and Ancient Coin Designs

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   History is a continuum and time moves linearly. Generally, as time progresses, artistic and cultural trends evolve and build...
Austrian Mint Unveils Asia - Eyes of the World Coin for Year of the Tiger

Austrian Mint Unveils Asia – Eyes of the World Coin for Year of the...

By Austrian Mint ......   Asia – The Power of the Tiger Available January 19, 2022 Known as the "King of the Animals" throughout Asia, the tiger has...

British Rarities Rank Among the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

By Dennis Tucker for Whitman Publishing ......   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced in April 2020 that its London affiliate, NGC UK, has certified a 1952...

Detectorists Find Medieval Coin Hoard of King Edward Silver, Gold Nobles

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Earlier this month, a coin hoard dating to the late 13th and early 14th centuries was uncovered by a...

1839 Rupee Breaks Record Becoming 1st Silver British Indian Coin to Sell for Six...

A packed auction room and 61 online bidders competed to buy a piece of numismatic history last Friday, in the second of three auctions...

Swiss World Coins – Helvetia – Some Things (and Coins) Never Change

Swiss 1/2 franc and the 1 and 2 franc. All three coins have carried the same design - the image of Helvetia since 1874-5 By...

One of a Kind: Some Unique Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   “This is a very rare coin; only two examples known! Unfortunately, the only guy in...

First USA Display of Rare Edward III Gold Double Leopard, One of England’s Most...

The upcoming inaugural exhibit of rarities from the privately owned Tyrant Collection of coins (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) will include the first public displays in the United...

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 1

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Is there anything better suited to honor the famous figures of history than a coin? * *...
Serenissima: The Medieval Coins of Venice, by Mike Markowitz

Serenissima: Medieval Coinage of Venice

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   BETWEEN THE YEARS 1200 and 1600, a handful of feisty Italians created one of the greatest commercial...

World Coins – Affordable Fourpence Silver Groats of King Henry VIII

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #361 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Henry VIII is...

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

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...

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 10 Euro Cent

10 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 10 euro cent coin is the first of three "nordic gold" coins in the euro series. The coin is slightly smaller...

English Gold Noble Coins of Kings Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V

GREAT BRITAIN. Henry IV, 1399-1413. Noble A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #346 This discussion is about the...

Emergency Issues: Collecting Meissen Porcelain Notgeld

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   What makes modern money valuable? Simply put - belief. The whole modern financial system rests on the simple belief...
The Coin Analyst: Collecting Modern Ukrainian Coins

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Modern Ukrainian Coins

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Until the Russian Invasion of Ukraine that began on February 24, Ukrainian coins were most widely collected in...
Michael T. Shutterly: Ten Coins I'd Love to Own

Michael T. Shutterly: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   I enjoy coins for their artistry and for the history behind them. Because there are so many coins...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Contemporary Counterfeit Coins From the Reign...

By Patrick O’Connor - Aurora Rarities LLC ......   During a recent discussion, the subject of counterfeit coins arose - specifically, the odd circumstance whereby prices...

Rare English Gold Sovereign of Queen Mary I

Coin Rarities and Related Topics by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #143 ….. During the morning...