Expert Columns

Ancient Greek Coins – The Mythology of Ajax the Lesser

Ancient Greek Coins – The Mythology of Ajax the Lesser

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ……   Opus was a small, infertile territory on the coast of mainland Greece, surrounded by larger, more powerful states. While their inhabitants, the Lokrians, made a relatively small impact in history, they produced a beautiful and extensive series of ancient greek coins. Mercenaries […]

From Crime to Punishment –  Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America

From Crime to Punishment – Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   From Crime to Punishment: Counterfeit & Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America, by Dr. Philip L. Mossman “The Spanish Milled Dollar The Coin of Our Nation’s Founders” […]

Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Traders Continue to Buy the Dips

Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Traders Continue to Buy the Dips

Commentary for Monday, April 10, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed down $3.40 at $1,253.90 USD today in directionless trading. The overnight London and Hong Kong markets were sleepy – there was a selloff in early domestic trading which looked at $1,245.00 but traders […]

Classic US Coins – Proof Morgan Silver Dollars for Less Than $5,000 Each

Classic US Coins – Proof Morgan Silver Dollars for Less Than $5,000 Each

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #378 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Proof Morgan silver dollars were minted in Philadelphia from 1878 to 1904 and possibly in 1921. Branch Mint Proofs and non-Proof special strikings are different topics. For less than $5,000 each, […]

2017 American Liberty Gold Coin on Sale TODAY – Here’s What You Should Know

2017 American Liberty Gold Coin on Sale TODAY – Here’s What You Should Know

Everything you need to know about the U.S. Mint’s 225th Anniversary American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   As of today at noon Eastern Standard Time, the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin goes on sale at the United States Mint. While the year is far from over, […]

Affordable US Coins – Over 75 Years of Jefferson Nickels

Affordable US Coins – Over 75 Years of Jefferson Nickels

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……   Familiar items are often underappreciated, and Jefferson nickels tend to receive the Rodney Dangerfield treatment from collectors. The coin has been such a constant part of daily life that even during its 75th anniversary in 2013, was an “under the radar” event. Why collect five-cent pieces when older or flashier series are […]

Ancient Greek Coins – The Peak of Classical Artistry

Ancient Greek Coins – The Peak of Classical Artistry

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection …..   Lampsakos has a storied past, having been a frequent source of contention between battling powers, changing hands between Lydia, Persia, Athens, and Sparta between the sixth and fifth centuries BCE. It was the first Greek city-state to see its gold coinage reach […]

The Ghosts of the Numismatic Past Watch Over the End of the Pogue Era

The Ghosts of the Numismatic Past Watch Over the End of the Pogue Era

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   At about 11 pm it was all over – the end of a journey. A journey that, for the Pogue family, lasted 35 years, and for collector D. Brent Pogue, spanned the entirety of his adult life. The collection, which now stands as the most […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 23: Surprisingly Strong 5th Auction

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 23: Surprisingly Strong 5th Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #377 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   The Pogue V sale by Stack’s-Bowers was held the evening of Friday, March 31 at the Evergreen House, the former residence of the Garrett Family Coin Collection. This auction was enormously […]

Dealing With Criminals: Coin Dealers, Security Experts Weigh in on Safety at Coin Shows

Dealing With Criminals: Coin Dealers, Security Experts Weigh in on Safety at Coin Shows

Coin theft is one of the biggest threats coin dealers face, whether they are working out of a brick-and-mortar storefront or attending coin shows halfway across the country By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   It doesn’t matter how big a show is or where it’s held, all coin shows present inherent security risks. It […]

Legend Market Report – Pre Baltimore Show

Legend Market Report – Pre Baltimore Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   Visit Legend and Legend Auctions at Table 643 in Baltimore NICE WEEK We didn’t figure to do much business this past week. Adding it all up, we certainly did far more then expected. And we had our usual Friday afternoon sale (the $1 1864 PCGS PR65 CAC). […]

Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Continues to Flirt with Higher Prices

Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Continues to Flirt with Higher Prices

Commentary for Monday, March 27, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $7.20 today at $1,255.70. The common wisdom being that gold is pushing higher because of safe haven buying now in place because Trump policies are failing? Please – I think the best […]

CoinWeek: Private Lot Viewing: Goldberg Auctioneers’ June 2017 Pre-Long Beach Rare Coin Sale – 4K Video

CoinWeek: Private Lot Viewing: Goldberg Auctioneers’ June 2017 Pre-Long Beach Rare Coin Sale – 4K Video

CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sits down with Ira Goldberg for a private lot viewing of featured lots from Goldberg Auctioneers’ upcoming June 2017 Pre-Long Beach Rare Coin Sale. In this video, a giant gold nugget, a host of rare coin offerings, including a Mint State British gold sovereign from the middle ages, a unique gold […]

CoinWeek Podcast #61: I’m in a Collecting Rut – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #61: I’m in a Collecting Rut – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #61: I’m in a Collecting Rut Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. When you find yourself in a collecting rut, it’s important not to lose track of why you collect in the first place. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, […]

Welcome to the D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Part V

Welcome to the D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Part V

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ….   On behalf of Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s, I welcome you to Part V of our auction program of the D. Brent Pogue Collection of early United States coinage. Never before and never again will there be such a combination of great rarity and superb condition. […]

Highlights from the Pogue V Sale: Legendary 1794 S-18b Large Cent, Head of 1793

Highlights from the Pogue V Sale: Legendary 1794 S-18b Large Cent, Head of 1793

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ……   Among American coin specialties that attract many enthusiasts who enjoy the field for years, large copper cents are in the front rank. Early American Coppers, Inc., abbreviated EAC, is the meeting place. Founded in the 1960s, the organization is like a private club—with gatherings and other […]

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 28: Set of Liberty Seated Types

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 28: Set of Liberty Seated Types

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #376 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Most of the first 27 parts explain how sets of a single series of classic U.S. coins may be completed or nearly completed without spending as much as $500 on any […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Iconoclasts

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Iconoclasts

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them… — […]

Ancient Coins – The Wealth of the Persian Empire

Ancient Coins – The Wealth of the Persian Empire

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection of Ancient Coins ……   Thanks to intelligent political leadership and forward-thinking approaches to governing, the Persian Empire quickly became a substantial power of the ancient world. By not interfering with local customs or religions and granting equal rights for all citizens as long […]

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki: Toned Coins

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki: Toned Coins

Ever wondered what grading coins is like? Modern Coin Wholesale’s Ron Drzewucki gives CoinWeek the inside scoop By CoinWeek ….   Welcome back for the second installment of Ron Drzewucki’s “Ask a Grader”, exclusively on CoinWeek! If you’re not familiar with Ron, he is the owner/operator of Modern Coin Wholesale. Ron has been a professional […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 22: Epic Sales in the Same League

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 22: Epic Sales in the Same League

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #375 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   The vast majority of the coins in the Pogue Family Coin Collection, especially the core collection of U.S. coins dating from 1793 to 1839, were consigned to Stack’s-Bowers in 2014 to […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 21: Copper Type Coins in 5th Sale

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 21: Copper Type Coins in 5th Sale

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #374 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   For new collectors or seasoned collectors seeking new projects, there will be opportunities in the Pogue V sale on March 31, in Baltimore. An explanation of the venue and an overview […]

Domed Commemorative Naismith Basketball Coin Bill Reintroduced to Congress

Domed Commemorative Naismith Basketball Coin Bill Reintroduced to Congress

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 1235), commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame, was reintroduced to the United States House of Representatives by Richard Neal (D-MA1) on February 27, 2017. Mr. Neal had introduced a previous version of the […]

Teen Weirdo Emperor: The Coinage of Elagabalus

Teen Weirdo Emperor: The Coinage of Elagabalus

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   …[To] sport with the passions and prejudices of his subjects, and to subvert every law of nature and decency, were in the number of his most delicious amusements. A long train of concubines, and a rapid succession of wives, among whom was a vestal virgin, ravished […]

CoinWeek Podcast #58: Hubert Walker on Kareem, Coins, CCAC, and Congress

CoinWeek Podcast #58: Hubert Walker on Kareem, Coins, CCAC, and Congress

CoinWeek Podcast #58: Hubert Walker on Kareem, Coins, CCAC, and Congress – Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker stops by and talks about Kareem Abdul-Jabaar’s first CCAC (Citizens Coinage […]

Legend Market Report – Final February Report

Legend Market Report – Final February Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   WHAT AN EXPLOSIVE WEEK BOOM goes the dynamite! What a week we had. It was like going from 0 to 80 in four seconds. Legend Numismatics was on a tear this past week. We sold THREE six-figure coins, several coins in the mid-five-figures, and lots of coins […]

Return to Bicentennial Coinage: Silver Business Strike Edition

Return to Bicentennial Coinage: Silver Business Strike Edition

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   One of the first pieces that we wrote for CoinWeek discussed Bicentennial quarters. In it, we discussed the nuances of the issue, from strike to Mint State grade distribution of the P- and D-mint coins by PCGS and NGC. We also questioned whether the coin […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 20: Overview of the 5th Sale

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 20: Overview of the 5th Sale

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #373 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   The fifth in a series of auctions of the Pogue Family Coin Collection will be conducted on Friday, March 31, in Baltimore by Stack’s-Bowers in association with Sotheby’s and in conjunction […]

CoinWeek Podcast #57:  The 1982-D Washington Half Dollar & The Birth of the Modern Commemorative Coin Era

CoinWeek Podcast #57: The 1982-D Washington Half Dollar & The Birth of the Modern Commemorative Coin Era

CoinWeek Podcast #57:  The 1982-D Washington Half Dollar & The Birth of the Modern Commemorative Coin Era Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, we take a look at the legislative history of commemorative coins in […]

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Legend Market Report – Long Beach Report

Legend Market Report – Long Beach Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   THIS REPORT CONTAINS OBSERVATIONS AND FACTS FROM LEGEND NUMISMATICS AND LEGEND AUCTIONS BUSINESS AND OBSERVATIONS AT THE SHOW. OTHERS (ESPECIALLY NOT IN OUR AREAS) WILL HAVE DIFFERENT REPORTS A STRONG START We arrived Friday before the show to start our activities. Lot viewing at both auctions as […]

 
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