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...

Mexico 1921 Aztec Sunstone 20 Peso Gold Coin

Description At the turn of the 20th century, Mexico adopted the gold standard and issued new coin denominations. Five-peso and 10-peso gold coins were introduced...

Pirate Coins for Me – A True Tale of Pirates From 300 Years Ago

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,...

Numismatic History: The Loss of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet

By Phil Flemming and Ben Costello - 1715 Fleet Society .......   Prelude to History In the early morning hours of July 31, 1715, one of the...
Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint in the 19th Century

Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint in the 19th Century

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The purpose of the United States Mint is to make money. And no, I don't just mean striking 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...

The Coin Analyst: Why Were the 2020 Libertads Delayed So Long?

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Sometimes studying a modern coin series can involve solving a mystery. One such mystery is exactly why the popular...

First Read: Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in China 1600-1935

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;...
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 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...

Rare & Inexpensive Early Silver Coins of Ecuador

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #395 By Greg Reynolds .....   The early silver coins of Ecuador are...

Gold Bullion Spotlight: Mexico Centenario Coins

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   A favorite coin for many bullion collectors, especially in the United States, is the Mexico Centenario coin. The series...
Jim Bisognani: Coin Markets Going Up and Staying Up

Jim Bisognani: Coin Markets Going Up and Staying Up

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   It is mid-October already, and so far, the weather is mildly chilly and steadily becoming colder....
Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: Cuba in the 20th Century

Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: Cuba in the 20th Century

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Due to its geographical proximity to the US, the island of Cuba has always held a strategic position in...

World Coins – Tips on Grading the Mexican Caballito Peso

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   Grading the Mexican Caballito Peso requires skilled eyes and a working knowledge of the silver coin’s design and strike...
The Mystique of the Spanish Colonial "Pillar Dollar" Silver Coin

The Mystique of the Spanish Colonial 1770 Nuevo Reino “Pillar Dollar”

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC ......   Few coins muster the mystique of the "pillar dollar", known to Spanish-speakers as columnario” - a truly beautiful coin that...

8 Escudos Royal Gold Recovered From 1715 Fleet Shines in Sedwick November Auction

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC ......   A Royal gold 8 escudos, a coin literally “fit for a king”, recovered from a sunken Spanish treasure fleet...

Pillar Dollar Coin Coveted by US Collectors Recovered From Rooswijk Shipwreck

The Spanish Pillar Dollar by Blanchard and Company, Inc .....   If there is one classic Mexican coin that serious U.S. numismatic collectors covet, it's the...
Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: Fighting a Global War

Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: Fighting a Global War

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Money is the fuel that facilitates the global economy, and at no point is this more important than during...

Treasure and Shipwrecks – Captain Sam Bellamy and the Whydah

The Fateful Decisions that Brought Spanish 1715-Fleet Treasure to the Shores of Cape Cod By Daniel Frank Sedwick ......   Born in England in 1689, Samuel Bellamy...

World Coins – Peru 100 Soles Gold Coins Offer Low Mintages, Rich Beauty

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek .....   The Peru 100 Soles gold coin series is one of the most beautiful yet elusive classic world gold coins....

The Coin Analyst: Why the Libertad Design Is Not Likely to Change

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Almost 40 years after the introduction of Mexico’s Libertad -- originally intended as a bullion coin that with time...

Mexican Mint $2.5 Million Gold Coin Robbery Days After Brazil Gold Heist

Over $2.5 Million in Gold Coins Taken From Casa de Moneda   By CoinWeek News Staff ....   UPDATE (8/11/2019): Three of the four suspects in last Tuesday's...

Spanish Empire “Royal” Potosí Mint 1652 Eight Reales Silver Coin to be Auctioned

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...

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...
GUATEMALA. 8 Reales, 1826

Silver Coins of the Central American Republic

Silver Coins of the Central American Republic - GUATEMALA. 8 Reales, 1826 News and Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #341 A...

Mexican Banknotes: Two Mexican Women – a lady with a reputation and a beauty...

By Peter Symes with permission on CoinWeek.com ........ For many years, two of the lowest denomination notes circulating in Mexico were adorned with portraits of...

Ancient and Modern Gold Coins Highlight Catawiki Auctions

By CoinWeek ....   Internet auction site Catawiki offers a wide range of collectibles, including fine art, jewelry, comics, toys, militaria, wine, and antiques. Numismatists will...

The Mexican Coin Made at the New Orleans Mint

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The New Orleans Mint was one of the first three original branch mints established by the United States Mint...

The Coin Analyst: Mexican Silver and Gold Libertads – 2015 Overview and Analysis

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Mexico’s sovereign bullion coin made of gold or silver is known as the Libertad, which means "freedom" in Spanish....