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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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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Finest 1840-C Half Eagle Certified by PCGS

Our current Long Beach Signature Auction features a monumental coin for Charlotte branch mint specialists — an 1840-C half eagle graded MS64+ by PCGS...

Court Denies Appeal to Remove “In God We Trust” From Currency

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .... On May 31, the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled against a man suing to...

Asian Monetary History at Heritage Hong Kong World Currency Auction

A diverse selection of over 700 world currency banknotes from China and other parts of Asia will be featured in Heritage Auctions' Hong Kong World...

Mint State 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime Featured in June 2018 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney - Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ...... Among the significant rarities in our June 2018 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin &...

Numismatic Rarities at Lanz Auction 166

The auction house Lanz from Munich is holding its 166th auction on June 11, 2018. These 326 lots cover the entire numismatic array from...

NGC Ancients: Classic Greek Coins, Part I

NGC's David Vagi discusses the design varieties of select ancient Greek coins in this first of a multi-part series By David Vagi - Director, NGC Ancients...

Modern US Coins – Proof Coinage Resumes: 1950-1964

By Thomas Daniel Bowers Jr. ..... The term "Proof coin" during the years 1950 through 1964 refers to the manufacturing method used to produce coins...

Astonishing Fancy 88888888 Serial Number US FRN Denomination Set Offered by Stack’s Bowers

While we have auctioned off hundreds of thousands of lots of paper money through the years, we have never handled one quite like the...

United States Mint Bags, Rolls of Voyageurs National Park Quarters Available June 11

Bags and rolls of United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota will be available for purchase...

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates Friendship with Panda-Themed Silver Coin

As a newly arrived family of giant pandas becomes the star attraction of the Calgary Zoo, the Royal Canadian Mint is delighted to launch...

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