UPDATE: U.S. District Judge Legrome D. Davis has ruled in favor of the United States Government, upholding the decision of a federal court jury in July 2011, stating: “The disputed double eagles were not lawfully removed from the United... read more »
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced the discovery of a rumored, but never reported, Geoffrey Charlton Adams auction catalogue from 1906 with two photographic plates. The sale, of “The Dixie Land Collection of Coins and... read more »
Numismatic Literature Sale Closes October 4
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have published their 126th sale of important numismatic literature from around the world. The sale features material from several different consignors, including... read more »
By Lauren van der Westhuizen - www.southcapecoins.co.za/
Coin collecting is a fascinating hobby because it connects us with the past. A rare coin from a particular historical era has the power to conjure up ghosts of a bygone age. What’s... read more »
By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..
Link to Part One
Twenty-eight years passed between the last Carver Washington half dollar and the George Washington 250th Birthday half dollar. The purpose, scope, and distribution of... read more »
Today, in collaboration with New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, the ANS launches a major new tool to aid in the identification, research and cataloging of the coins of the ancient world.
OCRE (Online Coins... read more »
By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com …….
From $505 in June, 1882 to $7,395,000 in December, 2011
This rare gold coin has been called, “the single most important coin in American numismatics.” ... read more »
By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….
When we sit down to write, we have a few guiding principles. One of our basic assumptions is that the market for modern American coinage is underdeveloped and undervalued. It’s a market... read more »
A New Regular CoinWeek Column by Mark Ferguson – MFRareCoins.com
Without their stories coins are just “pieces of metal.” At least that’s what the late Elvira Clain-Stefanelli, curator of the National... read more »
Posted by David W. Lange, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Research Director …..
Certain issues of United States coins seem to hold more appeal than similar coins of other dates and mints.
Among my favorite coins are the various pieces... read more »
Article Written by Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities
CoinWeek Content Partner
Until the 1850′s, Americans spent most of their history looking towards the East Coast and Europe. Thereafter, we began to explore the strategic and... read more »
By Frank Clark
The beginnings of Farmersville stretches back to 1845 when John Yeary and his family moved a few miles west from Hunt County into Collin County. This established the small community of Sugar Hill. In 1854, most of the inhabitants... read more »
Michael Lantz, Denver Mint Foreman, Retired, 1961-1995
There is the tale of a legendary Peace dollar struck at the Denver Mint in silver and dated 1964.
Rumors of this coin have been around for years. Was it really struck? Did any examples... read more »
A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds
News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #108
As this is the second in a three part series, in the next two paragraphs, I provide an introduction for... read more »
By Patrick A. Heller
Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com
In my constant complaints about the US government, its trading partners, and allies suppressing gold prices, I have never accused them of acting illegally. That is... read more »