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...

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...
A Brief History of Decimalization Day in the UK

A Brief History of Decimalization Day in the UK

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ..... Seemingly, a 20-second conversation was all it took to undo over 1,000 years of British numismatic tradition. In 1966,...
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...
Royal Mint Unveils Last Collector Coin Featuring Queen Elizabeth II

Royal Mint Unveils Last Collector Coin Featuring Queen Elizabeth II

A collectible 50p coin celebrating “100 Years of Our BBC” has been unveiled by The Royal Mint   The Royal Mint has unveiled the design of...

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...
The Copper Coinage of George III

The Copper Coinage of George III

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Commonly known as the "Mad King" who lost the American colonies, George III was, for most of his reign,...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...
Sir Isaac Newton Really Hated Coin Countefeiters... Really!

Sir Isaac Newton Really Hated Coin Countefeiters… Really!

By Everett Millman - Gainesvillecoins.com ......   Contemporary scholarship has introduced a number of new mysteries regarding history's most famous "natural philosopher" (i.e. scientist), Sir Isaac...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How The Royal Mint is Attempting to Redefine “Legal Tender” for Collector Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ......   Royal Mint Refusal to Redeem Commemorative Coins at Face Value Calls Into Question Value of Modern...
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...
Royal Mint Celebrates Alexander Graham Bell With New £2 Coin

Royal Mint Celebrates Alexander Graham Bell With New £2 Coin

The Royal Mint celebrates the life and work of Alexander Graham Bell on a collectible £2 coin The collectible £2 coin features as...
The Medieval English Coins of the Wars of the Roses

The Medieval English Coins of the Wars of the Roses

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The late medieval monarchies of Europe were fundamentally fragile and prone to civil disorder. Political stability and harmony depended...
Rare Medieval British Coins Discovered by Metal Detectorists Sell at Auction

Rare Medieval British Coins Discovered by Metal Detectorists Sell at Auction

By Dix Noonan Webb ......   Two rare and noteworthy Medieval English gold coins were sold at Dix Noonan Webb on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, in...

Mike Markowitz: The Coins of Shakespeare

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Shakespeare’s works are rich in allusions to coins. Such references were meant to bring his audiences into closer identification...

Medieval English Coins – The Coins of Æthelred the Unready

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Æthelred II became King of England on March 18, 978 after the murder of his half-brother Edward, known...

NGC Certifies Unique 1952 Great Britain Penny

In Great Britain, the year 1952 saw a change of monarch, the first home-use microwave oven and the Great Smog of London, but nothing...

The Coin Analyst: From Una and the Lion to the Three Graces – Classic...

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   The February 22 launch and instant sell-out of The Royal Mint’s Three Graces silver and gold coins underscores...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1882 Great Britain Shilling

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1882 Great Britain Shilling

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   I am starting this series to review specific counterfeits that have actually been authenticated by third-party...

The Coin Analyst: Coin Designer Chris Costello Documents History and Culture With Numismatic Art

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Chris Costello is a Boston-based artist, graphic designer, illustrator and typographer, and an award-winning coin designer who is...
Royal Mint Sends Its Largest Coins Ever to 700-Year-Old Trial of the Pyx

Royal Mint Sends Its Largest Coins Ever to 700-Year-Old Trial of the Pyx

The Queen’s Beasts 10kg gold coin is one of the coins being sent to the Trial of the Pyx, an annual legal process...