Coin Profiles

Niue 2015 Pro Memoria $2 Proof Silver Coin

Niue 2015 Pro Memoria $2 Proof Silver Coin

Description:   In 2015, the Mint of Poland issued a one-ounce and an impressive 10-kilogram silver coin to honor the 10th anniversary of the death of Polish-born Pope, John Paul II. Both coins were struck in .9999 silver and issued in the name of the Island of Niue. This, the 1-ounce version, has a mintage […]

United States 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy $10 Gold Coin

United States 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy $10 Gold Coin

Description: On June 25, 2015, the United States Mint issued the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy $10 Gold Coin. The coin is struck in .999 gold and has a maximum authorized mintage of 30,000 across all ordering options. The coin was struck at the West Point Mint and carries the “W” mintmark. It comes in two finishes: […]

Germany 2015 UNESCO World Heritage Site 100 Euro Gold Coin

Germany 2015 UNESCO World Heritage Site 100 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Germany 2015 UNESCO World Heritage Site 100 euro gold coin is the twelfth issue of Germany’s multi-year series (2003-present) of 100 euro gold coins honoring Germany’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This issue celebrates the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Previous emissions from this series: UNESCO – World Heritage city – Quedlinburg (2003) UNESCO – World […]

France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Gold Coin

France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Rooster is one of French numismatics most enduring symbols. The France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Gold Coin features an updated interpretation of the Rooster was designed by longtime Monnaie de Paris engraver Joaquin Jimenez. Jimenez’ design debuted in 2014 and will serve as the French 100-euro gold coin design through 2016. Obverse: A modern representation of a Rooster. […]

United Kingdom 2015 Second Birthday of Prince George £5 Silver Coin Proof

United Kingdom 2015 Second Birthday of Prince George £5 Silver Coin Proof

Description: From the Royal Mint: The Royal Mint has struck a special edition United Kingdom 925 sterling silver £5 coin in honour of the second birthday of His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge on 22 July. Approved by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Her Majesty the Queen and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the new […]

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Silver Coin Proof

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Silver Coin Proof

Description: From the Royal Mint: In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of invasion. It would fall to brave young pilots and their crews to protect the country’s defences – the Battle of Britain had begun. It was their finest hour – who can imagine the world today if they had failed in their […]

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Gold Coin Proof

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Gold Coin Proof

Description: From the Royal Mint: In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of invasion. It would fall to brave young pilots and their crews to protect the country’s defences – the Battle of Britain had begun. It was their finest hour – who can imagine the world today if they had failed in their […]

Spain 2015 70 Years of Peace 10 Euro Silver Coin

Spain 2015 70 Years of Peace 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Mint of Spain produced a limited edition 10-euro silver commemorative coin. The coin is the twelfth wave of coins released by the Spanish mint in their European Heritage series. The .925 silver coin weighs 27 grams and has a dual value of 10 euro and […]

The Story of the 1873 Carson City Dime with Arrows at the Date – VIDEO: 3:38.

The Story of the 1873 Carson City Dime with Arrows at the Date – VIDEO: 3:38.

Joel Rettew, Numismatist, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. In 1873 the United States was in a financial crisis. This affected the price of silver that affected some of the coins in circulation including the dimes minted at Carson City. Numismatist Joel Rettew tells the story of the 1873 Carson City Dime, why some were made “with […]

Ancient Coins – A Soldier’s Share of Alexander the Great’s Plunder

Ancient Coins – A Soldier’s Share of Alexander the Great’s Plunder

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC….   Alexander the Great, born in the autumn of 356 BCE and taught by the famous Aristotle, was one of the most successful military generals of all time, conquering a large part of Asia and ruling a kingdom that spanned from the Ionian sea to the Himalayas […]

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part IX: Prutah of Pontius Pilate. Video: 2:52

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part IX: Prutah of Pontius Pilate. Video: 2:52

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series Writer Mike Markowitz has long brought context and his unique insights into the fascinating world of ancient coins to contemporary collectors. In this multi-part educational video series, Mike discusses the coins referenced in the Bible. This presentation was given at the March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. David Lisot, Producer. In this final episode of Coins […]

Coin Profile – Probable Finest Known 1873-S US Gold Eagle Recently Discovered in Europe

Coin Profile – Probable Finest Known 1873-S US Gold Eagle Recently Discovered in Europe

By Greg Cohen – Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins at Stack’s Bowers….   Every once in a while, a previously unknown cache of coins that yields a new discovery surprises the numismatic market. Sometimes a new variety or date in a series is uncovered or the census of known examples and their grades is […]

1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella Tops Heritage CSNS Auction at $1.821 Million

1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella Tops Heritage CSNS Auction at $1.821 Million

1880 $4 Coiled Hair, Judd-1660, Pollock-1860, Low R.7, PR67 NGC. CAC From the Heritage Sale 2015 April 22 – 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction – Chicago #1219 as LOT 5301 The 1880 Coiled Hair stella is, in no uncertain terms, an extraordinary issue and one of the great treasures in United States numismatics. It […]

Coin Profiles – The Phantom Silver Dollars Of 1895

Coin Profiles – The Phantom Silver Dollars Of 1895

By Tom Delorey – Harlan J Berk Ltd. …. The Morgan dollar has long been one of the most popular American coin series, apparently second only to the Lincoln cent in the number of people who collect it in some manner, and the 1895-P dollar has long been called “The King of Morgan Dollars.” However, […]

Ancient Coin Profiles – Shapur I of Persia –  Rome’s Worst Nightmare

Ancient Coin Profiles – Shapur I of Persia – Rome’s Worst Nightmare

The long and glorious history of Persia as an Imperial power dates to the rise of Cyrus the Great in the sixth century BCE. Cyrus, King of the Parsa people who had settled in the region bounded by the Tigris River and the Persian Gulf, created a vast and enduring empire by subsuming the Median, […]

Coin Profile – 1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5 Territorial Gold Coin

Coin Profile – 1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5 Territorial Gold Coin

1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5. K-1. Rarity-5. VF-35 (PCGS). This intriguing piece is one of the highlights of the upcoming Stack Bowers ANA Money Show Auction to take place this week. As Lot #539 this is one of several very attractive terriorials amoung a large selection of beautiful US coins to be offerd oin Portland. […]

Coin Profile – Finest Known 1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar, MS63 Prooflike

Coin Profile – Finest Known 1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar, MS63 Prooflike

The 1849-C Open Wreath gold dollar is one of the rarest and most valuable coins in the U.S. gold series. As Doug Winter states in Gold Coins of the Charlotte Mint (2008): The 1849-C Open Wreath gold dollar is the rarest coin ever produced by the Charlotte Mint. It is the rarest gold dollar from […]

Coin Profile – 1851 Seated Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS67

Coin Profile – 1851 Seated Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS67

Finest-Known Example, Ex: Pittman-Gardner Rare WB-104 Dies, R.8 in Wiley-Bugert The Philadelphia Mint struck only 200,750 business-strike Seated Liberty half dollars in 1851, a small production total in the context of the series, making the 1851 a scarce issue in today’s market. Few examples were saved by contemporary collectors, making high-quality specimens particularly difficult to […]

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The Three Types of 1972 Eisenhower Dollar – Video: 6:06

The Three Types of 1972 Eisenhower Dollar – Video: 6:06

CoinWeek Editor and Ike Group Member Charles Morgan discusses the history behind the production of the 1972 Ike Dollar and shows coin collectors how to discern the difference between the three 1972 Eisenhower dollar types. This is the first in a series of CoinWeek Video Productions that will be focused on US, World and Ancient […]

By February 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles – Finest Known Gem Proof 1839-O Half Dollar

Coin Profiles – Finest Known Gem Proof 1839-O Half Dollar

Magnificent Finest Known Gem Proof 1839-O Half Dollar The Robison Specimen 1839-O Capped Bust Half Dollar. Reeded Edge. HALF DOL. GR-1. Proof-65 (NGC). Even a casual glance at this piece will confirm that it is something special and well beyond the ordinary for a Capped Bust, Reeded Edge half dollar. The surfaces shimmer with a […]

By February 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Coin – Bertha von Suttner Type

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Coin – Bertha von Suttner Type

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Coin – Bertha von Suttner Type (2002-2004, 2006, 2008, 2010-Present) The 2-euro coin is a bimetallic coin composed of a nickel-brass center with a copper-nickel outer ring. Along with the 1-euro coin, the 2-euro coin forms the backbone of eurozone coinage. The 1-euro and 2-euro coins are similarly bimetallic, except that the inner and […]

By February 10, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 1 Euro Coin (2002-Present) The 1 euro coin is a bimetallic coin composed of a copper-nickel center with a nickel-brass outer ring. Along with the 2 euro coin, the 1 euro coin forms the backbone of eurozone coinage. The 1 euro and 2 euro coins are similarly bimetallic, except that the inner and […]

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Coin Profile – 1843 Proof Quarter Eagle, only five known

Coin Profile – 1843 Proof Quarter Eagle, only five known

The 1843 Proof Quarter Eagle Before the Mint began its program of commercial proof set offerings in 1858, only a handful of proofs were struck each year to satisfy the needs of influential Treasury officials or well-connected collectors. Proof gold coins of the pre-1858 era are especially elusive, as few numismatists could afford to collect […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, part 12: Copper-Nickel Indian Cents

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, part 12: Copper-Nickel Indian Cents

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #261  A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…   From 1793 to 1857, one cent coins were about the size of quarters. During the 1850s,‘ups and downs’ in markets for copper, as a metal, and a growing […]

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Coin Profiles – Very Rare 1872 Double Eagle U.S. Proof Gold Coin

Coin Profiles – Very Rare 1872 Double Eagle U.S. Proof Gold Coin

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I have handled some really amazing Proof gold coins in 2014, and one of the rarest and most interesting is this PCGS PR64 1872 double eagle. I’d like to share some information about this specific coin and about Proof Type Two double eagles in general. The Type […]

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Coin Profiles – The Single-Finest-Certified 18th Century $5 Gold Half Eagle

Coin Profiles – The Single-Finest-Certified 18th Century $5 Gold Half Eagle

One of the many superlative coins in Heritage’s 2015 January 7 – 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction in Orlando is a breathtaking 1795 five dollar gold piece. Graded MS66 by NGC, it is not just the finest-certified 1795 half eagle seen by either of the leading grading services, it is the single finest graded […]

Coin Profiles: An Original Confederate Half Dollar!

Coin Profiles: An Original Confederate Half Dollar!

For absolute rarity, historic significance, and sheer romantic appeal, the 1861 Confederate half dollar is unsurpassed in the annals of American coinage. It is the only coin officially authorized and struck for the Confederate States of America. Thomas Elder was correct when he wrote in 1910 that this coin has profound historical significance that extends […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 10 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 10 Euro Cent

10 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 10 euro cent coin is the first of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series. The coin is slightly smaller than the 5 euro cent but weighs 0.18 grams more. It’s made of brass and tends to hold its brilliance a tad longer than the copper-plated steel 1, 2, and […]

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Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 9: Buffalo Nickels

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 9: Buffalo Nickels

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #254  A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… For less than $500 per coin, a set of Buffalo nickels ‘by date’ (including U.S. Mint locations) can certainly be completed, provided that the 1918/7-D overdate and the 1916/1916 […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 5 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 5 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 5 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The largest of the copper-plated steel small denomination euro coins, the 5 euro cent is the rough equivalent of the United States’ 5-cent coin in size and value, but at 3.92 grams, is a little more than 20% lighter than an American “nickel”. Curiously, the 5 euro cent lacks […]

 
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