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1938-D Buffalo nickel. Image: David Lawrence Rare Coins / CoinWeek.

Buffalo Nickel, Type 2 (1913-1938) | CoinWeek

Buffalo or Indian Head nickels have been a popular series with collectors since the start of the type, abetted by the introduction of collecting...
1792 Half Disme. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

1792 Half Disme : A Collector’s Guide

Early Attempts at a National Coinage Unsuccessful The Coinage Act of 1792 established the United States Mint and regulated the coins of the United States,...
1852-C Liberty Head Quarter Eagle graded NGC MS61. Image: Stack's Bowers.

1852-C Liberty Head Quarter Eagle : A Collector’s Guide

The United States Mint branch facility in Charlotte struck 9,772 quarter eagles in 1852 using one pair of dies (Winter die pair 14-I). As...
1934-D Lincoln Cent graded PCGS MS67+RD. Image: Heritage Auctions (visit www.ha.com).

1934-D Lincoln Cent : A Collector’s Guide

The 1934-D Lincoln cent is notorious for the prominence of coins struck with heavily worn dies. Error-and-variety enthusiasts can seek out at least five...
2022-S Wilma Mankiller quarter. Image: CoinWeek / United States Mint.

2022-S Wilma Mankiller American Women Quarter : A Collector’s Guide

In 2022, the United States Mint launched a new series of circulating commemorative quarter dollar coins. The quarter dollar, which has not had a...

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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...

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Butte Nugget – It’s Not What You Think…

The Butte Nugget is a 6.07 pound gold nugget that was discovered in a northern California gold field. The Butte Nugget sold on October...

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Lanģued : A Heraldic Term Used on Coins

(adj.) From the French langue ("tongue"). In heraldry, the term "lanģued" refers to a figure that is depicted with its tongue visible or sticking out....

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2022-S Wilma Mankiller American Women Quarter : A Collector’s Guide

In 2022, the United States Mint launched a new series of circulating commemorative quarter dollar coins. The quarter dollar, which has not had a...

KM Number – A Commonly Referred to World Coin Reference Number

A "KM number", also known as a Krause-Mishler number, is named after American numismatists Chester “Chet” Krause and Clifford Mishler. KM numbers serve as...

1986-S American Silver Eagle Proof : A Collector’s Guide

The United States entered the bullion coin business when Congress authorized the production of .999 fine silver coins with the passage of the Liberty...

1955-S Lincoln Cent : A Collector’s Guide

Due to the pending (and ultimately temporary) shut down of the United States Mint facility in San Francisco, the 1955-S Lincoln cent is one...

Buffalo Nickel, Type 1 (1913) | CoinWeek

The Type 1 Buffalo nickel surplanted the Liberty Head nickel design of Charles E. Barber that had been on the chopping block ever since...

Geoffrey Charlton Adams – Coin Dealer of Dubious Distinction

Coin dealer, auctioneer, publisher, possible fraudster. Also known as G.C. Adams. Born May 11, 1864 in Covington, Kentucky. Died May 23, 1939 in San...

Long Key – Fractional Currency Variety

(n.) The term "Long Key" refers to a variety of 19th-century American Fractional Currency paper money from the fifth series (February 26, 1874 – February...

2015-D Native American – Mohawk Ironworkers Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

The 2015 Native American dollar coin celebrates the contributions of the Mohawk Ironworkers. For nearly a century, ironworkers from the Mohawk tribe have changed...

What Makes a Great Coin Rarity?

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek .....   I wish to focus upon the topic of viewing Great Rarities. This important topic relates to several key concepts: ...

Gilles Bransbourg Steps Down as Executive Director of the ANS

By Coinweek ....   Dr. Gilles Bransbourg, the Executive Director of the American Numismatic Society (ANS), has accepted a fellowship at the prestigious Institute for Advanced...

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