The reign of the Roman emperor Hadrian (A.D. 117 to 138) was extraordinary in many ways, not the least of which was coinage. His provincial issues are intriguing. Chief among the coins that Hadrian struck in the provinces were silver cistophori — large, silver coins he produced in two distinct phases.
The many renditions of what abolitionist Harriet Tubman may look like on the new $20 have been remarkably consistent, mainly because so few actual photos of her are known, all of them from late in her life. That's how this one is different.
Pattern pieces, and their unofficial brethren, fantasies, can be found all over the world, as the process to select and adopt new designs follows a similar linear path in most places. One famous fantasy piece from Australia is offered as part of Downies Australian Coin Auctions’ sale No. 323, scheduled for March 15 to 17.
Prices for three annual numismatic products to be released in 2017 by the U.S. Mint will be lower than the prices for 2016 editions of the sets, because the 2017 products will not contain Presidential dollars, for the first time in a decade. The 10-year Presidential $1 Coin Program was completed in 2016. The sets that are affected by the price reductions include various...
Leading a select group of early silver dollars is the famed Dexter Class I Original 1804 Draped Bust dollar graded Proof 65.
Plain Talk was a relatively humble New York publication that focused on various hobbies including numismatics. Numismatic editor Charles T. Tatman asked in the March 1891 issue, “Why should there not be an American Numismatic Association?”
2016 has been a huge year for the precious metals market. You probably knew that. Now read an exclusive report about how you can best take advantage of a gold and silver buying opportunity that likely won't come back around for several years.
If success of the 2007 to 2016 Presidential dollar program were to be measured by how well it met the primary goal of the authorizing legislation — to increase the use of dollar coins in circulation — then it can justly be said that the goal was not met.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more engaging, kind woman in our hobby than Wibker. Steve Roach sat down with her and learned a little bit about where those traits came from and how they've propelled her career.
Pogue was introduced to collecting in 1974, and, as he shared in the catalog, “Since that day, there have been very few nights I did not fall asleep with a coin book.”
The cut, counterstamped and otherwise necessity coins of the West Indies have always been of interest to me, as I have a family link to that part of the world. My paternal grandfather, Allan T. Gilkes Sr., was born in 1888 on the island of Montserrat but emigrated from the island to the United States while still a teenager. Much of where my grandfather knew as home...
The sale of more than 250 lots of paper currency being conducted by Kagin’s Auctions at the National Money Show in Orlando, Fla., on March 10, has more than a fair share of exceptional offerings.
A 1909 Lincoln, V.D.B. cent originally thought to be a common Mint State example has been certified by Professional Coin Grading Service as a rare Matte Proof. If the coin had been a common circulation strike, the coin would be valued below $100. Instead, experts believe the coin could sell for between $50,000 and $60,000.