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1937 Washington Quarter Proof. Image: CoinWeek.

1937 Washington Quarter Proof : A Collector’s Guide

  Background of the Washington Quarter Series Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter...

First 2026 Semiquincentennial Coin Design Candidates for Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel

By CoinWeek ....   At the February 15, 2024 meeting of the United States Commission of Fine Arts (CFA), Semiquincentennial coin design candidates for the 2026...
1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, Wire Rim. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle High Relief Wire Rim

Mint Director Leach Key to Development of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Frank A. Leach was superintendent of the United States Mint in San Francisco, California from...
1990-P Eisenhower Centennial Dollar Proof. Image: CoinWeek.

1990-P Eisenhower Centennial Dollar Proof : A Collector’s Guide

The 1990 Eisenhower Centennial commemorative silver dollar is the second United States coin struck to honor the 34th President of the United States, the...
2016-P Shawnee National Forest Quarter. Image: U.S. Mint / CoinWeek.

2016-P Shawnee National Forest Quarter : A Collector’s Guide

The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories...

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The House of Valentinian: CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   THE ROMAN EMPEROR Jovian was found dead at the age of 33 on February 17, 364 CE--apparently suffocated by...

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Some Practical Coin Grading Concepts for the Average Collector

By Roger W. Burdette, special to CoinWeek .....   Several days ago, a collector (DeplorableDan) posted photos and comments about an 1836 Quarter Eagle, Block 8...

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Monnaie de Paris Destroys 27 Million Coins in Design Snafu

By CoinWeek ....   In November 2023, the Monnaie de Paris had to destroy 27 million freshly struck 10-, 20-, and 50-cent euro coins that featured...


The National Gold Bullion Depository at Fort Henry Knox

By Roger W. Burdette, special to CoinWeek .....   Several months before passage of the Gold Reserve Act of January 30, 1934, the United States Treasury...

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Truncation – How Portraits Fit on Coins

(n.) Truncation on coins can refer to the following things: 1.) The shortened part of a more complete object, such as a bust. The truncation is...

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