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Ancient Coin News

  • newCoin Auction Results – Gorny & Mosch – Ancient to Modern Times
    Record Prices for Roman Gold 36,000 euros for an aureus of Philip I, 50,000 euros for an aureus of Hostilian, and 65,000 euros for a solidus of Glycerius; these prices evidence that Roman gold is again good for records. The other results of Gorny & M…
    - 21 hours ago, 27 Mar 15, 3:28pm -
  • newAncient Greek Coins – Philip II, King of Macedonia
    By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC….   The Colosseo Collection Philip II was the father of Alexander the Great and the youngest son of King Amyntas III. He took the throne in 359 BCE upon the death of his elder brothers, at a time…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 2:48pm -
  • newCoinWeek’s Mike Markowitz to Teach Seminar on Coins in the Bible at Baltimore Expo
    What’s a widow’s mite? What kind of coins were the infamous 30 pieces of silver? What exactly was “rendered unto Caesar”? The coins of the Bible have fascinated both the scholar and the collector for generation upon generation. A perennial an…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 5:24pm -
  • newCoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Widow’s Mite
    By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek….   And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And He called unto Him His disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, th…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 3:21pm -
  • 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…
    - 14 days ago, 14 Mar 15, 5:35pm -
  • The Earliest Coins of Ireland
    CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   WHEN ONE HEARS THE WORD “CELTIC”, one naturally thinks of Ireland (unless one is from Boston, in which case one naturally thinks of basketball). It may therefore seem surprising that none of t…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Mar 15, 2:32pm -
  • 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 relativ…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 10:30pm -
  • Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Provincial Roman Coin Attributions Suggested – March 1, 2015
    By Wayne Homren for The E-Sylum eNewsletter….   Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter.   Last week David Pickup asked for…
    - 24 days ago, 4 Mar 15, 2:30pm -
  • Exquisite ancient coins in Harlan J. Berk’s current Buy or Bid Sale
    Coins of exceptional beauty often deriving from famous old collections are a specialty of Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. The firm’s latest Buy or Bid Sale, which closes on 30 April 2015, offers collectors a choice of 542 ancient coins, plus 21 coins of the w…
    - 26 days ago, 2 Mar 15, 2:33pm -
  • 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…
    - 30 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 1:43pm -

Coin & Currency Auctions

  • Künker’s Coin Auction Week Results are In…..
    The auctionweek has come to an end today with Künker’s catalogue #262 “Coins of the Ancient World”. Many of the 6,500 pieces led to heavy bidding in the coin auction room and on the telephone that resulted in an impressive total sale price o…
    - 14 days ago, 14 Mar 15, 4:08pm -
  • CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – March 13, 2015 – Video: 7:58
    CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses the upcoming Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo to be held at the end of March in Baltimore, Maryland. Also, Charles interviews coin designer Thomas D. Rogers, Sr., designer of the 2016 Native American dollar co…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 10:22pm -
  • Legend Numismatics Announces Acquisition of the #1 All-Time Finest Set of MS Seated Dollars
    Legend Numismatics is proud to announce that the all-time finest set of MS Seated Dollars is back home. This spectacular set was sold privately by Legend in 2008 for a sum in excess of $10 million dollars. At the time this represented the third most…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 7:24pm -

The Bullion Report

  • The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Lower Against the Dollar – Again
    Commentary for Wednesday March 4th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed off $3.70 on the Comex today at $1200.60 as the dollar surged against the euro. The Dolla…
    - 23 days ago, 5 Mar 15, 6:06am -
  • The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint
    By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 1/5/2015.   Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many Europ…
    - 26 days ago, 2 Mar 15, 2:36pm -
  • The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher Despite a Stronger Dollar
    Commentary for Wednesday February 26th, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed higher again today on the Comex up $8.60 at $1209.60 even though the dollar reached a…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:19am -

Currency & Paper Money News

  • $2 Bill Documentary Film to Include Some Collectors at Memphis Paper Money Show. VIDEO: 2:30.
    A new film is being produced by filmmaker John Bennardo called “The Two Dollar Bill Documentary” will soon be available for viewing. Gathering information about $2 bills John interviewed collectors from all over the country including some who att…
    - 14 Jul 14, 11:54am -
  • Error Paper Money Exhibit on Display at Memphis 2014. VIDEO: 2:47
    Bob Liddell, Paper Money Exhibitor Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……….. The International Paper Money Show in Memphis has some of the best exhibits of bank notes of any convention. We talked to Bob Liddell who show his collection of erro…
    - 12 Jul 14, 12:03pm -
  • Why People Collect $2 Bills. VIDEO: 3:24
    Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com, with Frederick Bart, Ollis Hull, and Michael Skourtes……. The $2 bill is a bank note that is collected by many people. CoinWeek talked to collectors and dealers alike to find out why this particular denomina…
    - 11 Jul 14, 11:33am -

Modern Coin News

  • newCoinWeek Video – James Sego Discusses Quality Assurance Check Modern Coin Service.
    James Sego, President, Quality Assurance Check Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek…… A new stickering service for modern coins has been created by James Sego. This service will review coins graded by other third grading services to determine wh…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 2:13pm -
  • new2015 American Eagle 1 Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available March 26
    The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (product code ES7) starting March 26 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The current price of the coin is $39.95. As with all products sold by t…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 9:13pm -
  • newCoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – March 20, 2015 – Video: 7:05
    CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses the upcoming Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo to be held at the end of March in Baltimore, Maryland. Also, Charles provides the latest U.S. Mint sales figures and discusses the delicious irony that is the 2…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 6:46pm -
  • newRoyal Canadian Mint Celebrates FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015
    From June 6 to July 5, 2015, Canadians will have the world’s best female soccer teams playing right in their own backyards as six cities across the nation host the FIFA Women’s World Cup™. The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled numismatic coins to co…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 6:10pm -
  • newFrance Wins the Battle, 200 Years after Losing the War
    By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   The interconnected euro monetary system has led to a number of squabbles, both petty and of great import for the participating Eurozone countries. While most of the focus rightly has been placed on matters of fin…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 2:48pm -
  • newBritannia Returns as United Kingdom Circulating Coin
    By The Royal Mint…. The Royal Mint revealed that the iconic figure of Britannia will return to the United Kingdom’s circulating coins this year alongside the new coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen. It will be the first time that newly mint…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 3:54pm -
  • newJames Sego Discusses Quality Assurance for Certified Modern Coins – Video: 1:59.
    James Sego has traded in modern coins for more than twenty years and is the leading dealer in Eisenhower dollars. He has created a new appraisal service for collectors of certified modern coins. Sego’s Collectibles Quality Assurance Company (CQA)…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 2:42am -
  • Hands on with the March of Dimes Special Silver Coin Set – Video: 2:03.
    Collectors of modern U.S. coins will have to wait until May 4, 2015 to get their hands on the upcoming March of Dimes Special Silver Set from the U.S. Mint. The Set contains a 2015 March of Dimes silver proof dollar coin and two special Roosevelt dim…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 7:42pm -
  • U.S. Mint Announces 2015 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs
    The United States Mint announced the new designs for the 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins today, March 16. The four honorees this year are Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Lady Bird Johnson. Coin design information is below. Bess Tr…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 7:24pm -
  • Commemorative Stories: 1986 Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Coin Program
    By David Provost for CoinWeek… Author’s Note: This installment of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island coin program story presents how the coin came to be; the conclusion (Part II) will discuss the coin as a collectible. Among all the modern United…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 5:36pm -

Commentary & Market Reports

  • Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Coin Auction Buying And Coin Prices
    By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics   I’M READY TO JUMP OUT OF MY SKIN!  Why will people pay crazy money in auction-when I can sell them the same coin for less? Its something that has bothered me so bad that I saw no way to change it-I starte…
    - 26 days ago, 2 Mar 15, 3:54pm -
  • Coins and Cultural Property Management – Missing the Point
    By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. Most in the world who have followed the events of recent years in the field of cultural property management are hardened to the bizarre and tend to take it in stride.  However, nearly ever…
    - 60 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 10:53pm -
  • Gainesville Coins Weekly Market Update – The New Normal and Geopolitics
    Courtesy of  Everett Millman and  GainesvilleCoins.com ………. ABSTRACT: Increased volatility on the markets continued as this week was full of surprises, reversals, and unpredictable currents. The Swiss National Bank’s abrupt departure in mon…
    - 71 days ago, 16 Jan 15, 8:33pm -
  • A Candid 2015 “Hot Topics” on the Coin Market by Laura Sperber
    2014 WAS THE YEAR FROM HELL Can’t say 2014 was a good year for myself or The Legend companies. We would have our good months, only to give back and then some the following months. Choppy accurately describes the overall market. I’m not one who ha…
    - 82 days ago, 5 Jan 15, 4:41am -
  • How will Coin Collectors Interpret Certified Coin Grades in the Future?
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #257 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. There is no doubt that the vast majority of scarce classic U.S. coins, a…
    - 87 days ago, 31 Dec 14, 6:21pm -
  • Modern Legal Tender Silver Bullion Coins – The Big Three
    By Richard Schwary – Ask The Expert – www.golddealer.com ……. The Big 3 when it comes to legal tender silver bullioncoins are of course the American Silver Eagle 1 oz, the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf 1 oz, and the Austrian Silver Philharmonic 1…
    - 14 Nov 14, 4:58pm -
  • The Coin Analyst: Gold and Silver Prices Could Reverse Soon
    By Louis Golino for CoinWeek It’s been quite a while since I devoted a column to the precious metals scene.  I feel now is an appropriate time to do so because recent developments in gold and silver prices seem to be significant enough that they m…
    - 1 Oct 14, 1:57pm -

CoinWeek Cool Coins & Currency Video

CoinWeek Market Report - March 20, 2015
CoinWeek Market Report - March 20, 2015CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, the 2016 Reagan dollar, and this week's U.S. Mint Sales Report. Sponsored by Dillon Gage.From:coinweekViews:322 9ratin…
- 1 day ago, 27 Mar 15, 6:06am -
CoinWeek Grading Series: Mercury Dimes Taught by Ray Herz
CoinWeek Grading Series: Mercury Dimes Taught by Ray HerzAnother video in the CoinWeek grading series with different experts in the various fields of numismatics. More news and video about precious metals, coins, paper money and collecting at htt…
- 2 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 9:16pm -
CoinWeek: U.S. Mint Sales Report - March 22, 2015
CoinWeek: U.S. Mint Sales Report - March 22, 2015CoinWeek breaks down the winners and losers in this U.S. Mint Sales Report.From:coinweekViews:34 4ratingsTime:03:41More inNews & Politics
- 2 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 8:57pm -
CoinWeek Unboxing - 2015 U.S. Marshals 225th Anniversary Silver Dollar Proof Coin. Video: 4:57.
CoinWeek Unboxing - 2015 U.S. Marshals 225th Anniversary Silver Dollar Proof Coin. Video: 4:57.CoinWeek Editor Unboxes the 2015 U.S. Marshals Silver Dollar Proof Coin. This .900 silver coin is the first of two commemorative dollars to be issued i…
- 2 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 11:32am -
CoinWeek: COOL COINS! ANA National Money Show Portland.
CoinWeek: COOL COINS! ANA National Money Show Portland.Interviewers: David Lisot & Charles Morgan, CoinWeek. More cool coins from the American Numismatic Association's National Money Show in Portland with Jeff Garrett, 1879m Stella $4 gold AU,...…
- 2 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 9:11am -
Final Days of Collector J.K. Lilly. S15-36 VIDEO: 7:33.
Final Days of Collector J.K. Lilly. S15-36 VIDEO: 7:33.Harvey G. Stack, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. Helping assemble the JK Lilly Collection of coins was one of Harvey's greatest accomplishments. He dealt with Lilly in his final days.…
- 2 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 9:00am -

Collecting Strategies

  • newCoin Collecting Strategies – Collecting Circulated Coinage
    By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Collecting circulated coinage is an appealing option for many numismatists who cannot afford the soaring costs of high grade coins. The most common advice any experienced numismatist will dispen…
    - 22 hours ago, 27 Mar 15, 2:32pm -
  • Ancient Coins – Collecting Strategies – Surviving the chase
    By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. Once I heard about a collector who didn’t care what he had to pay for a coin, and cared even less what he could eventually sell his collection for.  I have yet to meet him, but he probab…
    - 14 days ago, 14 Mar 15, 5:17pm -
  • Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2002: Ambras Castle (Schloß Ambras) 10 Euro Silver Coin
    From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Ambras Castle | Schloß Ambras  (2002) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) Specifications: The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each c…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 8:47pm -
  • Pedigrees & Hoards: The Binion Hoard
    By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   The Binion Hoard offers the collector a variety of ways to collect coins, currency, and memorabilia like ashtrays, dice, gambling equipment, photos, casino chips, etc. A collector could assemble a traditional date/mi…
    - 19 days ago, 9 Mar 15, 8:52pm -
  • Coin Collecting Strategies – How Consistent Does Your Set Need to Be?
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner….   I had an interesting email exchange with collector M.N. who asked me (in a nutshell) if his technique was “wrong” because the set which he was building had a broad range of grades…
    - 25 days ago, 3 Mar 15, 1:58pm -
  • Coin Collecting Strategies – Vertical Coin Collections
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I was having a conversation with client JF, and he told me about a way he collects coins which I thought was novel and neat enough to share with you. If you are familiar with wine…
    - 33 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 2:44pm -
  • Coin Collecting – Set Building – American Gold Eagles
    Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Collecting American Gold Eagles is an attractive endeavor for a lot of numismatists. My last article examined the fascinating phenomenon of the annual rush fo…
    - 43 days ago, 13 Feb 15, 2:23pm -
  • Coin Collecting Strategies – A Dozen Sleeper Dates in Liberty Head Proof US Gold Coins
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Due to its high per-coin cost, there are not many date collectors of Proof gold coins. This means that a number of amazingly rare dates have fallen through the cracks, and offer gr…
    - 44 days ago, 12 Feb 15, 6:25pm -
  • Juno – Which Coins to Collect?
    Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report I appreciate that it’s winter, but really? The monumental and historic snowstorm blizzard extraordinaire named Juno had the audacity to drop nearly 3 feet of snow at and around my residence during the overnight h…
    - 50 days ago, 6 Feb 15, 5:09pm -
  • Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency
    By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek…. I am delighted to have the opportunity to write a new column for CoinWeek on my corner of the numismatic world – Pedigreed Coins. My view is going to be a bit different from many writers and articles because I am the…
    - 53 days ago, 3 Feb 15, 2:11am -

Coin Prices

  • newCollecting the Coins of Austria: 2003: Schloss Hof (Schloß Hof) 10 Euro Silver Coin
    From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia:   10 Euro Silver Coin – Schloss Hof | Schloß Hof  (2003) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series,…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 6:50pm -
  • 1921 – A Collector’s Paradise
    By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation… Memories of collecting a complete 1921 coin set In my previous article, I touched on several worthy series and interesting coins to get started with and had mentioned the year 1933 as a favorite…
    - 32 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 5:17pm -
  • 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,…
    - 45 days ago, 11 Feb 15, 12:58am -
  • 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 coinag…
    - 46 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 9:14pm -
  • New CoinWeek American Silver Eagle Price Guide with “CoinWeek IQ” Tracks Popular series
    New CoinWeek American Silver Eagle Price Guide with “CoinWeek IQ” Tracks Value Range, Population Change, Market Share, and More than 1,000 Label Inserts With more than 370 million coins struck by the United States Mint since the program began in…
    - 46 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 2:20pm -
  • Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent
    From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 50 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 50 euro cent coin is the largest of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally devel…
    - 61 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 7:38pm -
  • Collecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent
    From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 20 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 20 euro cent coin is the second of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally develo…
    - 67 days ago, 20 Jan 15, 2:07pm -
  • 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…
    - 12 Dec 14, 5:38pm -
  • Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Cent
    From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Cent (2002-Present) Slightly larger in size and double in “value” than the diminutive 1 cent coin, the 2 euro cent sees slightly more demand based on a quick survey of mintages. The 2 euro cent has litt…
    - 20 Nov 14, 5:05am -
  • The Incredible Gene Gardner Collection, Part 5: Finest ‘No Motto’ Liberty Seated Half Dollars
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics #248: Special Saturday Edition relating to the all-time best collection of 19th century U.S. silver coins to ever be publicly auctioned A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds………. As was reported on Wednesday in…
    - 1 Nov 14, 11:10pm -

Coin Shows - Exhibits & Events

US Coin News

  • newNew York Copper Coins and Patterns in the Kendall Collection
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #270 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……. Tomorrow night, on March 26, Stack’s-Bowers will sell the Kendall Coll…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 4:22pm -
  • newHow Rare Are Choice High-Grade Dahlonega Half Eagles?
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Since I wrote the first of my three editions of Dahlonega gold books over two decades ago, I’ve sought to constantly remind collectors that truly choice, high-grade (in this inst…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 7:29pm -
  • newHeritage Auctions Awards 20th Mint State High Relief $20 to Ohio Collector
    Celebrating a 20-year tradition, Heritage Auctions has awarded a Mint State 1907 High Relief double eagle to Ken Conway, of Ohio, as the Grand Prize in its annual numismatic survey. The classic American numismatic rarity was certified by NGC as MS-60…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 7:40pm -
  • Gem Quality Shield Earring Quarter Pattern Coin to be auctioned at the Central States Coin Convention
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #268 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   Broadly defined, a wide variety of items fall into the category of pattern…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 2:21pm -
  • 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 Char…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 9:07pm -
  • The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 2: The Oliver Jung 1833 Half Dime
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #266 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   The focus here is on the 1833 Capped Bust half dime in the Pogue Collectio…
    - 31 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 9:43pm -
  • 1921 – A Collector’s Paradise
    By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation… Memories of collecting a complete 1921 coin set In my previous article, I touched on several worthy series and interesting coins to get started with and had mentioned the year 1933 as a favorite…
    - 32 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 5:17pm -
  • Pedigrees & Hoards: The El Cortez Casino Collection
    By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   Probably no other state has brought as many “hoards & collections” into the hobby as the state of Nevada. Several have interesting stories, like the Binion and Fitzgerald collections, but all started out as hoard…
    - 37 days ago, 19 Feb 15, 3:16pm -
  • 2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ Available on Feb. 20
    Sales will open for the 2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (product code Q5H) on Feb. 20 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). This year’s set, priced at $31.95, includes five quarters honoring Homestead National…
    - 40 days ago, 16 Feb 15, 5:20pm -
  • US Coins – The Lincoln Cent’s First Fifty Years
    By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ………. President Teddy Roosevelt influenced changes in all United States’ coin designs between 1907-1921. He became acquainted in 1908 with Victor David Brenner when Brenner was commissioned to do his po…
    - 40 days ago, 16 Feb 15, 2:55pm -

People in the News

  • newNew So-Called Dollar Commemorates Panama Canal Centennial
    By William D. Hyder…. Legend of the Seas, an appropriate name for the ship to carry Jeff Shevlin’s 2014 medal commemorating the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal. Jeff, better known to collectors as the “So-Called Guy”, fir…
    - 15 hours ago, 27 Mar 15, 9:30pm -
  • newCrash for Gold: Car Drives through Northern Nevada Coin – Video: 2:32 (UPDATED MARCH 27)
    “You never know what’s going to come through the door,” says Northern Nevada Coin President Allen Rowe. In this CoinWeek exclusive video, Rowe discusses the incident and gives a status report on how the repairs are going. Copyright © CoinWeek…
    - 19 hours ago, 27 Mar 15, 5:22pm -
  • newThe Coronation Gold Coin of Pedro I
    by Giovanni Miceli for CoinWeek….   The coronation piece is a coin that was struck in 1822 to the coronation of Pedro I. Regarding the creation of the coin, there are theories but no certain answer. Of these theories, two are the most likely. The…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 6:08pm -
  • newANS Announces 2015 Archer M. Huntington Award Winner Arthur Houghton
    The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society have voted to award Arthur A. Houghton, III the 2015 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. The award ceremony will be held on Satur…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 3:29pm -
  • newHeritage Auctions Awards 20th Mint State High Relief $20 to Ohio Collector
    Celebrating a 20-year tradition, Heritage Auctions has awarded a Mint State 1907 High Relief double eagle to Ken Conway, of Ohio, as the Grand Prize in its annual numismatic survey. The classic American numismatic rarity was certified by NGC as MS-60…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 7:40pm -
  • An Honest Man: ANA National Money Show Attendee Turns in Rare Gold Coin
    When he realized he misplaced a nearly $60,000 coin during dealer set up at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Portland, Oregon, Brian Hendelson became frantic. Hendelson, owner of Classic Coin Company in Bridgewater, New…
    - 18 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 6:36pm -
  • Pedigrees & Hoards: The Binion Hoard
    By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   The Binion Hoard offers the collector a variety of ways to collect coins, currency, and memorabilia like ashtrays, dice, gambling equipment, photos, casino chips, etc. A collector could assemble a traditional date/mi…
    - 19 days ago, 9 Mar 15, 8:52pm -

World Coin News

  • newCoin Auction Results – Gorny & Mosch – Ancient to Modern Times
    Record Prices for Roman Gold 36,000 euros for an aureus of Philip I, 50,000 euros for an aureus of Hostilian, and 65,000 euros for a solidus of Glycerius; these prices evidence that Roman gold is again good for records. The other results of Gorny & M…
    - 21 hours ago, 27 Mar 15, 3:28pm -
  • new170-year-old token ‘star of collection’ at Toronto Coin Expo
    By Jesse Robitaille – Canadian Coin News, A CoinWeek Content Partner….   Hundreds of pieces of Canadian history are ready to be auctioned off at the 2015 Toronto Coin Expo this spring. Held in partnership with New Brunswick’s Geoffrey Bell Auc…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 9:43pm -
  • newKünker March Coin Auctions Sees Nearly $10.5 Million in Sales
    9.6 million euros [US$10.464 million–CoinWeek] was the total hammer price of Künker’s March sale. That result exceeded the estimate by about 50%. It goes without saying that this was due to some extraordinary results. 180,000 euros for a Siculo-…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 9:27pm -
  • newThe Coronation Gold Coin of Pedro I
    by Giovanni Miceli for CoinWeek….   The coronation piece is a coin that was struck in 1822 to the coronation of Pedro I. Regarding the creation of the coin, there are theories but no certain answer. Of these theories, two are the most likely. The…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 6:08pm -
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