The Coins That Aren't There - David Yoon, American Numismatic Society (ANS)

The Coins That Aren’t There

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   It has long been said that the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. This...
Upcoming Heritage Showcase Auctions Offer Rare French Coins, US Coins in Early Holders

Upcoming Heritage Showcase Auctions Offer Rare French Coins, US Coins in Early Holders

Long Island Collection of French Coins Closes for Bidding February 27 The second Heritage Auctions Showcase installment of the excellent and wide-ranging Long Island Collection,...
The Wreck of Le Chameau - Q. David Bowers, Stack's Bowers Galleries

Q. David Bowers: The Wreck of Le Chameau

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   During the night of August 25-26, 1725, the 600-ton, 48-gun French transport ship Le Chameau foundered...
Forgotten Collection to Enter the Market: The Gold Coins of Fernand David

Forgotten Collection to Enter the Market: The Gold Coins of Fernand David

He was one of the most renowned collectors of his time: Fernand David, the rich Paris manufacturer of trimmings, lace and embroidery. Around 1900,...
Impressive Gold Half Anna, Other World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

Impressive Gold Half Anna, Other World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   This month we have brought together quite an interesting selection of coins and medals for your consideration. If you see something of interest,...
Heritage to Hold Showcase Auction of Carson City Coinage January 24

Künker Presents the Collection of a Connoisseur in Online Auction 360

Künker eLive Premium Auction 360 by Künker GmbH ......   On February 1 and 2, 2022, Künker will hold its Auction 360 as an eLive Premium...
France 1896-A 20 Francs Faisceau privy Gad-1063, Full Brockage Reverse Mint Error, PCGS AU58. Courtesy of PCGS TrueView

PCGS Around the World – Full Mirror Brockage Mint Error French Gold

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   France 1896-A 20 Francs Faisceau privy Gad-1063, Full Brockage Reverse Mint Error, PCGS AU58. Courtesy of PCGS TrueView In coin...
Atlas Numismatics

Atlas Numismatics Offering Mint State Double Louis d’Or, Pattern Gulden, and More

For October, here is a new selection of coins and medals from Atlas Numismatics for your consideration. Please let us know if you see...
A Brief History of the Latin Monetary Union and Its Coins

A Brief History of the Latin Monetary Union and Its Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   For many, the Euro Zone is the first single currency union in Europe. But in 1865, Napoleon III introduced...
Edward VIII Pattern Leads Group of NGC-Certified Rare Coins in MDC Monaco Sale

Edward VIII Pattern Leads Group of NGC-Certified Rare Coins in MDC Monaco Sale

A King Edward VIII gold pattern that was certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) and set a record earlier this year for most expensive...

Éditions V. Gadoury Monaco October 22-23 Auction

By Éditions V. Gadoury Monaco ...... Gadoury 2021: World Rarities of Excellent Quality On October 22 and 23, 2021, world rarities of excellent quality from antiquity...

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? * *...

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...
Basel "Glückhennentaler" in Gold Among World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

Napoleon I Essai, Basel “Glückhennentaler” in Gold Among World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   Dear Clients, We hope everyone is doing well and that you may have some nice summer plans in store. This month we have brought...

The Franc: A Coin, a Currency, an Orphan

By Gilles Bransbourg for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The Franc is one of the oldest and most widespread currency units in the world, currently...
Monnaie de Paris Releases Coins and Medals to Commemorate the Smurfs

Monnaie de Paris Releases Coins and Medals to Commemorate the Smurfs

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   In 1958, the Belgian comic artist Pierre "Peyo" Culliford created Les Schtroumpfs. These lovable little blue dwarfs--more commonly known...
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...

Atlas Numismatics Features Rare Cuban, French Pattern Coins

By Atlas Numismatics ......   Dear Clients, We hope everyone has been doing well and that you're enjoying the arrival of spring. This month we have a great selection...

Intriguing 10 Zlotych Pattern Coin, Winston Churchill Large Format Medal New at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   Dear Clients, We hope that our February newsletter finds you doing well. This month we have a very nice selection of coins (especially pattern...

Atlas Numismatics Adds World Proof and Pattern Coins to Fixed Price List

By Atlas Numismatics ......   Happy New Year! For this month's list, we have prepared another selection of coins and medals for your consideration, and look forward to hearing...

Atlas Numismatics Offers German East Africa Gold 15 Rupien Among New Rare World Coins

By Atlas Numismatics ......   As 2020 winds down and we look back over a year of exceptional changes in the world and changes that have affected the...
Close-up of alteration on altered date 1784 Ecu. Image courtesy PCGS

Always Check for Altered Dates: PCGS

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   While many experts check for date and mintmark alterations on key-date coinage, especially that of the United States, it...
Atlas Numismatics

Superb Austrian 100 Corona Gold, Deep Cameo 1839 Proof Sovereign at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   Atlas Numismatics is pleased to offer a fresh selection of coins and medals that we have assembled for your consideration. We hope that...

The Caranett Collection Part III – Gold Coins of Western Europe & Britain

The latest Heritage month-long auction of world coins features Part III of the Caranett Collection, with an offering of gold coins from Western Europe...

The French Republican Coin Dating System

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The French Revolution brought about the First French Republic, which brought about sweeping changes to remove religious and royalist...

Pattern Coins of the French Second Republic Highlight Künker Auction 337

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH ......   When the French people had chased away Citizen King Louis Philippe and founded the Second Republic, they were looking...

Coin Profile – 1906-A France Gold 100 Francs Angel MS-63 PCGS

The 100 Franc French Gold Angel is a large, beautiful coin with a wonderful design and great look that had been a highly popular...

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...

Outstanding Ancient and World Coins at Heritage New York International Auction

As we usher in the beginning of a new decade, it is apparent that the international numismatic market is more vibrant than ever, including...

La Semeuse: France Pays Tribute to Coin That Inspired Walking Liberty Half Dollar

The Sower The Semeuse, or "Sower", has been one of the preeminent motifs of French numismatic history for over a century. Originally, La Semeuse was created...