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ANS Mourns the Loss of Jere L. Bacharach

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Jere L. Bacharach on April 9, 2023. Dr. Bacharach was...
Coins of the Medieval Ottoman Sultans of Turkey

Coins of the Medieval Ottoman Sultans of Turkey

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ..... AT THE BEGINNING of the 14th century (c. 1300 CE), Anatolia (modern Türkiye) was a patchwork of “beyliks”, small,...
Stack's Bowers NYINC Auction Realizes Over $16 Million

Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction Realizes Over $16 Million

In their role as an official auctioneer of the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), Stack’s Bowers Galleries realized strong prices across the numismatic...
Rare Ancient, Islamic, and European Coins Offered by Numismatica Genevensis

Rare Ancient, Islamic, and European Coins Offered by Numismatica Genevensis

By Numismatica Genevensis SA ......   Anyone interested in truly top-class numismatics will have been following Numismatica Genevensis’ auctions for years. They are a pretty rare...
What is a Coin Mint? - ANS

What Is a Mint?

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Some questions seem too obvious to be worth asking. Everyone knows that a mint is a...

Islamic and Medieval Coins: New Years and Old Years

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ...... This essay is being written on December 31, 2021, to be posted on January 4, 2022....
Early Modern World Coins: The Ottoman Kuruş and the Control of Money

Early Modern World Coins: The Ottoman Kuruş and the Control of Money

By Ellen Nye and David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ...... In August 2018, as the country of Turkey faced a currency crisis, its...
Treasure (Rhode) Island? Henry Every and Yemeni Coins Found in New England

Treasure (Rhode) Island? Henry Every and Yemeni Coins Found in New England

By Oliver Hoover for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ...... On April 1, 2021, the Associated Press ran a story about a handful of small silver...

Treasure Coins: Ancient Gold Coins Recovered From Shipwrecks

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The Dokos Shipwreck, the oldest in the world, was discovered by the father of underwater archaeology, Peter Throckmorton, after...

Understanding World Coins: The Lunar and Solar Hijri Dating Systems

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   AH1299 (1882) 10 D Lec-188 Paris Morocco PCGS MS64 The Hijri Lunar Dating System The Hijri lunar dating system is the...
Coins of the Mughal Empire - Medieval Coin Series by Mike Markowitz

Coinage of the Mughals

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ..... The Mughal (or “Moghul") Empire ruled much of South Asia for over three centuries. Mughal emperors accumulated vast wealth,...

One of the World’s Most Significant Collections of Islamic Coinage on Public Display

By Numismatica Genevensis SA ......   On January 28, the exhibition 'Coins of Islam: History Revealed' opened at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre in Abu Dhabi....

Seven Ancient Gold Islamic Coins Found in Israel

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .... On Sunday, December 29--the fourth night of Hanukkah--the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced the discovery of seven Islamic gold...

NGC Certifies Important Early Islamic Gold Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare and historically important Islamic gold coin struck in the seventh century. The Umayyad Dinar is dated...

Heritage Auctions: Two New Coin Auctions Now Open

A special three-day auction event at Heritage's Dallas World Headquarters (3500 Maple Avenue) kicks off on Wednesday, November 7 with two floor sessions devoted...

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