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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...

Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in the...

By CoinWeek .....   The month of January sets the stage for the new year. Americans go back to work, the wheels of the financial markets...
Ancient Greek Coins: Archaic to Classical

Ancient Greek Coins: Archaic to Classical

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Archaic Greece, born out of the ruins of the Bronze Age Mycenaean culture, quickly began to dominate the eastern...

The “Family Ruble” of Nicholas I — An Important 19th-Century Crown

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   From talers to dollars, crown-sized silver coins have always been very popular with collectors....

The 1900-O Over CC Morgan Dollar: The “Last” Carson City Silver...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Carson City Morgan Dollars bearing the famous “CC” mintmark are at the top of many coin collectors’ want lists....

Gold Dealers Seeing New Buyers While Some Earlier Buyers Are Now...

“If you don’t know gold, you’d better know your gold dealer,” cautions the leader of the Accredited Precious Metals Dealer program of the Professional...
Stack's Bowers and Ponterio October 2020 Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Present Record-Setting Hong Kong Sale in October

Venerable coin firm Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio is pleased to announce their fall Hong Kong auction comprising seven sessions over five days, split between...

Why Some Liberty Seated Coins Have Arrows by the Date

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The Liberty Seated coinage, one of the longest-running motifs on United States coins, remains one of the most popular...

CoinWeek Podcast #140: What Made Alexander Great?

 CoinWeek Podcast #140: What Made Alexander Great? Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...

Bidding Open in Heritage Dallas Platinum Night and Signature Auction

Platinum Night comes to Heritage Auction's new world headquarters   The Dallas (formerly Pittsburgh) Signature Auction is all set for the week of August 3. This...

The 2000 United States Millennium Coinage & Currency Set Turns 20

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The anticipation surrounding the dawning of the new millennium had been building for many years by the time calendars...

Off-Metal Pattern Coins in the Early Chinese Republic

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Following over two millennia of highly standardized and predictable currency in the form of...

The Stories Are Free: 10 Story Coins and Notes You Can...

By David Schwager for CoinWeek .....   Stories sell. Any collector knows that a good story adds to an item’s value. The stories themselves, however, cost nothing....

The Chinese Boxer Rebellion and its Numismatic Ramifications

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Following the Sino-Japanese War of 1895, western influence increased within China (both in terms...

Superb Gem 1921 Chapman Proof Morgan Dollar Featured in Stack’s Bowers...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   Rare Chapman Proof 1921 Morgan Dollar The Chapman Proof 1921 Morgan dollar is among the most elusive...

Jeff Garrett: Coin Collecting by Die Variety

Variety is the spice of life — and coin collecting   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Over the last several months, a client...

Great American Coin Collectors and Their Coins: Thomas Cleneay

By Ron Guth for PCGS ......   Thomas Cleneay was among the first and most ambitious coin collectors in America. He started collecting in the 1840s...

Coin Profile: United States 1939 Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...

Never Keep a Paper Dollar in Your Pocket Till Tomorrow

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   The numismatic object illustrated above is a wonderfully preserved example of a private issue token categorized by numismatic researchers...

MA-Shops: A Brief Sampling of Banknotes

By Joël van Dam - Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ......   I wanted to discuss a topic about banknotes. So, I started searching for banknotes on...

Five More Rare Modern Coins Worth Big Bucks

Collectors are realizing just how rare certain modern errors and varieties really are   By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   The recent private transaction of the ultra-rare...

Three Famous Coin Hoards

By Blanchard & Company ......   For millennia, people have buried and hoarded coins for various reasons. In ancient times, many coin hoards were buried during wartime....

Searching for Coins & Currency Online With HiBid.com

Sponsored Post by HiBid.com ......   The great thing about collecting coins and currency is that even examples that aren’t priced very highly often have artistic...

Whitman Debuts Expanded 2nd Edition Harlan Berk’s 100 Greatest Ancient Coins

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the second edition of 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, by noted historian of the ancient world and professional coin...

Heritage Auctions’ Beverly Hills US Coins Signature Auction: Lots You Need...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   On December 13 and 14, Heritage Auctions will conduct their last U.S. Coins Signature Auction of...

Classic US Gold Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect (a...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Of the four denominations struck at the Dahlonega Mint, half eagles are the largest in size...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem ‘Capped Die’ 1879-CC Dollar

Only the 1889-CC is scarcer than the 1879-CC among Carson City Morgan dollars, and the so-called "Capped Die" VAM-3 overmintmark ranks among the most...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1885 Snowden Dollar in Aluminum

One of the fascinating pieces being offered in the Beverly Hills Signature Auction is an experimental 1885 Snowden dollar. The obverse and reverse dies...

World Coin Profile – South Africa 2017 Silver Krugerrand

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the gold Krugerrand, the South African Mint is minting its first-ever 1 oz silver Krugerrand....

Market Strategies and Asset Allocation – Billionaires Buying Rare Coins

Coin Market Strategies and Analysis by Jeff Garrett - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .......... What is motivating 'smart money' to turn to numismatics? One of most interesting and...