• Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Major Prince and the 1859-S One Dollar Gold Pieces
  • 1797 Dimes ‘in the news’ and general information for collecting Draped Bust Dimes
  • The Real Diehl: An Unclassified Peek Inside Fort Knox
  • NGC Authenticates Newly Reported Gobrecht Brass Hub Reduction
  • The First Real Woman to Appear on a Coin
  • New 1804 Dollar Discoveries to be announced at CSNS Book Release Presentation on April 24th
  • The US Government Has Rigged Precious Metals Markets For 80 Years!

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Major Prince and the 1859-S One Dollar Gold Pieces

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-Sylum contributor Dan Owens tells a fascinating story that traces a significant number of surviving 1859-S One dollar gold pieces to an 1859 Utah Army payroll.     Spring had finally arrived […]

1797 Dimes ‘in the news’ and general information for collecting Draped Bust Dimes

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #218 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……….. As 1796 is the first year of dimes, which were a novel and mysterious denomination at the time, and because 1796 dimes are less scarce than 1797 dimes, 1796 dimes […]

The Real Diehl: An Unclassified Peek Inside Fort Knox

The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ………..  The public image of the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky, was cemented in the 1964 movie Goldfinger. The four-story vaults of shining chrome bar-encased gold, suspended staircases, and vast interior are now classic Hollywood images of […]

NGC Authenticates Newly Reported Gobrecht Brass Hub Reduction

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has authenticated a previously unreported brass hub reduction produced at the United States Mint from an eagle designed by famed US Mint Engraver Christian Gobrecht. A hub reduction represents a transitional piece between the sculpted model and the hub used to create coining dies. This square piece came to NGC in […]

The First Real Woman to Appear on a Coin

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek….. The earliest coins, which emerged around 650 BCE on the shores of the Aegean Sea, depicted ancient symbols of power such as the lion and the bull. Shortly after 500 BCE images of mythological beings start to appear on the coinage of Greek cities: gods, heroes, and imaginary creatures like […]

New 1804 Dollar Discoveries to be announced at CSNS Book Release Presentation on April 24th

Numismatic researcher Mark Ferguson has announced an April 24th presentation at the Central States Numismatic Society, where he plans to announce new findings he has uncovered while studying the famed “King of Coins”, the 1804 dollar. The event will take place at 6:00pm and will kick off the release of Ferguson’s new book, The Dollar […]

The US Government Has Rigged Precious Metals Markets For 80 Years!

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com …….. By now, I suspect that many of you have heard about the 60 Minutes program two Sundays ago. It exposed the impact of high frequency trading at 1) increasing the profits of brokerage firms, and 2) resulting in individual investors selling their holdings for a […]

 

The Bullion Report »

The Real Diehl: An Unclassified Peek Inside Fort Knox

The Real Diehl: An Unclassified Peek Inside Fort Knox

The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ………..  The public image of the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky, was cemented in the 1964 movie... read more »

 

Modern Coins »

The Royal Mint Unveils 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 Coin

The Royal Mint Unveils 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 Coin

The Royal Mint has revealed precious metal variants of the 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 coin. Queen Anne’s reign is one of great interest to many collectors, as it gave rise to a number of numismatic treasures that... read more »

 
 

US Classic Coins »

Stack’s Acquires 30-Ton “West 57th Street Coin Collection” Containing Over 1 Million Coins

Stack’s Acquires 30-Ton “West 57th Street Coin Collection” Containing Over 1 Million Coins

One of the greatest American coin hoards ever to be found has been acquired by Stack’s Bowers Galleries. The hoard, which contains over a million coins, ranges from bags of large copper cents and Capped Bust half dollars, to Morgan and other... read more »

 

Auction News »

Bakewell Collection of South African Coins to be Offered by Dix Noonan Webb

Bakewell Collection of South African Coins to be Offered by Dix Noonan Webb

The world’s greatest collection of South African coins assembled by Robert Bakewell over the past 11 years is to be auctioned by Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins and medals specialists, in London on 22 September 2014 when it is expected... read more »

 
 

Collecting Strategies »

Can Auction Representation Help You Buy The Coins You Like At The Right Prices?

Can Auction Representation Help You Buy The Coins You Like At The Right Prices?

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. As nearly everyone who buys rare coins knows these days, a larger percentage of the market is conducted at auction. The auction market has exploded in recent... read more »

 

Market Reports / Opinion »

The US Government Has Rigged Precious Metals Markets For 80 Years!

The US Government Has Rigged Precious Metals Markets For 80 Years!

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com …….. By now, I suspect that many of you have heard about the 60 Minutes program two Sundays ago. It exposed the impact of high frequency trading at 1) increasing... read more »

 
 

People In The News »

Numismatic Book Dealer John Burns Remembered. VIDEO: 9:06

Numismatic Book Dealer John Burns Remembered. VIDEO: 9:06

Interviewer: David Lisot, with Allen Berman, Charles Davis, Wayne Homren, John Kraljevich, & Del Parker. Numismatics lost a good friend and soul with the untimely passing of numismatic book dealer John Burns. John had been in the trade for... read more »

 

MIllion Dollar Items »

New 1804 Dollar Discoveries to be announced at CSNS Book Release Presentation on April 24th

New 1804 Dollar Discoveries to be announced at CSNS Book Release Presentation on April 24th

Numismatic researcher Mark Ferguson has announced an April 24th presentation at the Central States Numismatic Society, where he plans to announce new findings he has uncovered while studying the famed “King of Coins”, the 1804 dollar.... read more »

 
 

Coin Shows & Calendar »

Singapore International Coin Fair 2014 Attracted Nearly 10,000 Enthusiastic Attendees!

Singapore International Coin Fair 2014 Attracted Nearly 10,000 Enthusiastic Attendees!

The 2014 Singapore International Coin Fair (SICF) proved to be an unqualified success. The 3-day coin event (March 28-30) attracted thousands of visitors, with long lines forming before the doors opened. Business was strong for all involved,... read more »

 

Cool Coins Videos »

Cool Modern Coins! Modern Coin Mart. VIDEO

Cool Modern Coins! Modern Coin Mart. VIDEO

John Maben, Barry McCarthy, Jay Rudo, Hayden Tubbs Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Some people think coins have to be old to be cool and it is true that many older coins are really cool. In modern coins there are... read more »

 
 

US Mint News »

The Coin Analyst: CCAC Recommends New Reverse Design for American Silver Eagle Program

The Coin Analyst: CCAC Recommends New Reverse Design for American Silver Eagle Program

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………..  Editor’s Note: A complete rundown of designs considered by the CCAC are included at the bottom of this article. On April 8 the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (www.ccac.gov) held a two-hour... read more »

 

World Mint News »

World Money Fair Media Forum from Berlin Germany – World Mint Presentations – Videos

World Money Fair Media Forum from Berlin Germany –  World Mint Presentations – Videos

MEDIA FORUM: Moderator: Hans-Henning Göhrum, President, World Money Fair, Berlin, February 7, 2014. The World Money Fair takes place each year in Berlin and hosts the prestigious gathering of world mints at Europe’s largest convention... read more »

 
 

Coin Prices »

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Baseball Commemorative Coins Market Q & A

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Baseball Commemorative Coins Market Q & A

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. 1. How much are the 2014 Baseball Commemorative Coins graded at the Baltimore Whitman Expo last week selling for? Will these coins hold their premiums? In the first few days after the Baltimore... read more »

 

Coin & Currency Grading »

Do Ancient Coins Need Third Party Grading? VIDEO: 3:44

Do Ancient Coins Need Third Party Grading? VIDEO: 3:44

Harlan J. Berk, Sam Spiegel, & David Vagi Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ………. Grading ancient coins is still an area of controversy.  Old school numismatics believes that coins of antiquity are meant to be held... read more »

 
 

US Paper Money »

Numismatic Personality: Bill Brandimore, Currency Analyst, Krause, March 7, 2014. VIDEO: 6:15

Numismatic Personality: Bill Brandimore, Currency Analyst, Krause, March 7, 2014. VIDEO: 6:15

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. Bill Brandimore is a 60+year veteran in numismatics. He works for Krause Publications and Bank Note Reporter as a Currency Evaluator and price guide contributor. Hear his story of... read more »

 

World Paper Money »

CPMX Chicago Paper Money Exposition Video Playlist

CPMX Chicago Paper Money Exposition Video Playlist

Why People Go to the CPMX Chicago Paper Money Exposition in Rosemont. VIDEO: 2:31 Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com Bill Brandimore, Krause Publications, Vince Calvo, Paper Money Assured, Dustin Johnston, Heritage Auctions, Matthew Quinn,... read more »

 
 

US Gold Coins »

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Major Prince and the 1859-S One Dollar Gold Pieces

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Major Prince and the 1859-S One Dollar Gold Pieces

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-Sylum contributor Dan Owens tells a fascinating story that traces... read more »

 

US Silver Dollars »

New 1804 Dollar Discoveries to be announced at CSNS Book Release Presentation on April 24th

New 1804 Dollar Discoveries to be announced at CSNS Book Release Presentation on April 24th

Numismatic researcher Mark Ferguson has announced an April 24th presentation at the Central States Numismatic Society, where he plans to announce new findings he has uncovered while studying the famed “King of Coins”, the 1804 dollar.... read more »

 
 

Ancient Coin News »

Do Ancient Coins Need Third Party Grading? VIDEO: 3:44

Do Ancient Coins Need Third Party Grading? VIDEO: 3:44

Harlan J. Berk, Sam Spiegel, & David Vagi Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ………. Grading ancient coins is still an area of controversy.  Old school numismatics believes that coins of antiquity are meant to be held... read more »

 

World Coin News »

Heritage Sells Ancient and World Coins in Chicago at CICF Conventions. VIDEO: 2:02

Heritage Sells Ancient and World Coins in Chicago at CICF Conventions. VIDEO: 2:02

Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. An important collection of ancient Roman gold coins was sold at the Chicago International Coin Fair by Heritage Auctions. Vice president Cris Bierrenbach... read more »

 
 

New Books »

New 1804 Dollar Discoveries to be announced at CSNS Book Release Presentation on April 24th

New 1804 Dollar Discoveries to be announced at CSNS Book Release Presentation on April 24th

Numismatic researcher Mark Ferguson has announced an April 24th presentation at the Central States Numismatic Society, where he plans to announce new findings he has uncovered while studying the famed “King of Coins”, the 1804 dollar.... read more »

 

Cool Currency Videos »

COOL CURRENCY! CPMX Paper Money Expo 2014. VIDEO: 8:55

COOL CURRENCY! CPMX Paper Money Expo 2014. VIDEO: 8:55

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. Vince Cavo, Paper Money Assured, Dustin Johnston, Heritage, Matthew Quinn, Stack’s Bowers, Peter Treglia, Stack’s Bowers. See more incredibly cool paper money from the CPMX show... read more »

 
 

Numismatic History »

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Major Prince and the 1859-S One Dollar Gold Pieces

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Major Prince and the 1859-S One Dollar Gold Pieces

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-Sylum contributor Dan Owens tells a fascinating story that traces... read more »

 

Featured Videos »

Q. David Bowers and Harvey Stack Talk About Changes in Coin Collecting. VIDEO: 3:21

Q. David Bowers and Harvey Stack Talk About Changes in Coin Collecting. VIDEO: 3:21

Q. David Bowers & Harvey Stack, Stack’s Bowers Interviewer: Charles Morgan, Content Manager, CoinWeek.com……….. Three legendary numismatists addressed the public at the recent Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo. CoinWeek’s... read more »

 
 

Clubs / Organizations »

Highlights from the Upcoming Issue of Errorscope

Highlights from the Upcoming Issue of Errorscope

The latest issue of Errorscope, CONECA’S (The Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America) bimonthly journal is now at the printers. The May / June issue should be available to members at or around the first of May from... read more »

 

Coin Fraud & Crime »

Numismatic Crime Alerts: Major Theft of Ancient and World Coins

Numismatic Crime Alerts:  Major Theft of Ancient and World Coins

Crimes related to numismatics know no boundaries and affects the numismatic industry around the world. Millions of dollars in numismatic items have been stolen from collectors and dealers who have fallen prey to a numismatic crime. The Numismatic... read more »

 
 

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Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Major Prince and the 1859-S One Dollar Gold Pieces

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Major Prince and the 1859-S One Dollar Gold Pieces

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-Sylum contributor Dan Owens tells a fascinating story that traces... read more »

 

Highlights from the Upcoming Issue of Errorscope

Highlights from the Upcoming Issue of Errorscope

The latest issue of Errorscope, CONECA’S (The Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America) bimonthly journal is now at the printers. The May / June issue should be available to members at or around the first of May from... read more »

 

Singapore International Coin Fair 2014 Attracted Nearly 10,000 Enthusiastic Attendees!

Singapore International Coin Fair 2014 Attracted Nearly 10,000 Enthusiastic Attendees!

The 2014 Singapore International Coin Fair (SICF) proved to be an unqualified success. The 3-day coin event (March 28-30) attracted thousands of visitors, with long lines forming before the doors opened. Business was strong for all involved,... read more »

 

1797 Dimes ‘in the news’ and general information for collecting Draped Bust Dimes

1797 Dimes ‘in the news’ and general information for collecting Draped Bust Dimes

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #218 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……….. As 1796 is the first year of dimes, which were a novel... read more »

 

Do Ancient Coins Need Third Party Grading? VIDEO: 3:44 caticonslite_bm_alt

Do Ancient Coins Need Third Party Grading? VIDEO: 3:44

Harlan J. Berk, Sam Spiegel, & David Vagi Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ………. Grading ancient coins is still an area of controversy.  Old school numismatics believes that coins of antiquity are meant to be held... read more »

 

The Real Diehl: An Unclassified Peek Inside Fort Knox

The Real Diehl: An Unclassified Peek Inside Fort Knox

The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ………..  The public image of the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky, was cemented in the 1964 movie... read more »

 

Chicago International Coin Fair Continues to Attract Dealers & Collectors. VIDEO: 3:05 caticonslite_bm_alt

Chicago International Coin Fair Continues to Attract Dealers & Collectors. VIDEO: 3:05

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com with Harlan Berk, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Auctions, Greg Cohen, Stack’s Bowers, Stephen Fenton, St. James’s Auctions, Cory Frampton, Mexican Coin Company, Carlos Jara,... read more »

 

Heritage Sells Ancient and World Coins in Chicago at CICF Conventions. VIDEO: 2:02 caticonslite_bm_alt

Heritage Sells Ancient and World Coins in Chicago at CICF Conventions. VIDEO: 2:02

Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. An important collection of ancient Roman gold coins was sold at the Chicago International Coin Fair by Heritage Auctions. Vice president Cris Bierrenbach... read more »

 

Monnaie de Paris Releases Silver and Gold Coins Honoring Jean-Philippe Rameau

Monnaie de Paris Releases Silver and Gold Coins Honoring Jean-Philippe Rameau

France’s Monnaie de Paris has released two bullion coins honoring 18th century French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764). Rameau served as the official composer of the Versailles Court and is best known for his operas and ‘ballet-operas’.... read more »

 

NGC Authenticates Newly Reported Gobrecht Brass Hub Reduction

NGC Authenticates Newly Reported Gobrecht Brass Hub Reduction

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has authenticated a previously unreported brass hub reduction produced at the United States Mint from an eagle designed by famed US Mint Engraver Christian Gobrecht. A hub reduction represents a transitional... read more »

 
 
 
 
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